A subnasal lip lift is a type of procedure that focuses on the upper lip via surgery that shortens the distance between the nose and the upper lip. It also augments the size of both lips by rolling the top one up and increasing how much of it is shown. This procedure can also fix asymmetry in your lip as well as reduce signs of aging.
This procedure gets its nickname from the shape of the incision, which is made to follow the contours of your nostrils, forming a bull’s horn. Once the incision is made, the skin is lifted and anchored to the tissues under the nasal bones. This causes the red part of the lip to roll up and out, creating a more voluminous lip and more visibility of the upper teeth.
Similar to a subnasal lip lift, this version involves creating incisions deeper inside the nose. This means that there are two scars that are smaller than the continuous bullhorn shape. This procedure generally produces the same results as a bullhorn lip lift.
Also similar to a bullhorn lip lift, this procedure uses two small incisions below the nostrils in the shape of crescents. This allows the doctor to lift the upper lift in two separate places, which can create more pronounced peaks on each side of the upper lift.
This procedure involves creating an incision in the shape of a seagull in flight (hence the nickname) on the rim of the upper lip where the red part of the lip meets the lighter skin. Once the incision is made, extra skin is removed. This allows for the reduction of a longer white lip segment in order to produce symmetry between the upper and lower lip.
This particular surgery focuses on lifting the corners of someone whose lips curve down at the edges, creating a severe or sad expression. During the procedure, excess skin is cut in triangular shapes and removed from each side. This then lips the corners up, improving someone’s expression. In addition, by lifting the corners, this surgery reduces the lines that run downward around the mouth and jawline, making the lips look younger.
Some people find they’re unhappy with the size difference between their upper and lower lips. They may feel the top lip is longer or thinner than the bottom lip, creating an uneven look between the two, a severe expression, or signs of aging.
This type of cosmetic procedure targets the upper lip in a way that can make you look younger by reducing lines around your smile or sagging around your lips. It’s also effective at making your lips look plumper, creating a more defined cupid’s bow in your top lip, or shortening the space between your lips and nose. As a result, this can create a dramatic shift in your appearance that can restore your self-confidence in your appearance.
A subnasal lip lift is considered outpatient surgery. You will be placed under general anesthesia or sedation.
During your surgery, the doctor will create an incision at the base of your nose that will follow its natural creases. The doctor will then pull the skin upward, exposing more of the upper lip. Extra skin and tissue will then be removed, and the incision will be stitched closed. The surgery can take up to two hours to complete. Afterward, you’ll be sent to a recovery room to come out of anesthesia.
After your surgery, there will be some swelling that can last up to three days. It’s recommended to use ice compresses on the area, which can reduce swelling and bruising. Your stitches will remain in for up to a week before they are removed by the doctor. Full healing can take up to three months.
This procedure directly affects your upper lift, helping erase creases along your cheeks, which will make you regain a more youthful appearance.
It also creates a natural, permanent look that will brighten your expression, allowing you to look more relaxed and happy. Although the results will be immediately visible, swelling can take up to three months to fade, so you may not see the full results of your subnasal lip lift until then.
With over 40 years of service, the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center knows how to treat your needs and help you find the results you’re looking for. If you would like to know more about undergoing a subnasal lip lift, book your consultation today.
If you are unhappy with your upper lip due to its size or shape and feel it makes your expression look severe or unfriendly, or gives you deeper lines on your face, a subnasal lip lift can alleviate this and restore your self-confidence by creating a permanent new look to your face. By lifting your upper lift, you can look both younger and happier.
If you’re interested in receiving a subnasal lip lift, the Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center requires that you first meet for a consultation to establish your eligibility. The best candidates have a longer upper lip (whether from genetics or aging), are nonsmokers, and are in generally good health. They also do not have any active infection on or around their mouth.
Because this procedure requires an incision, there is likely to be soreness, tenderness, and bruising afterward. The doctor can prescribe pain medication if needed, although you can also take over-the-counter pain relievers if you prefer.
The price will vary based on the extent of the surgery and if you combine it with any other treatments or procedures. In addition, because this type of procedure is generally an elective cosmetic surgery, most insurance providers do not cover the costs. The Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center does off payment and financing plans that can help cover the costs.
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