A lip lift is a surgical procedure that includes a plastic surgeon making incisions in an area of the mouth to improve the shape and fullness of the lips. A lip lift is always performed under local anaesthesia with little to no discomfort.
Although lip filler treatments are wonderful, they must be repeated. For some patients, fillers may be required several times per year. Patients who want results that last longer than the temporary results achieved with injectable fillers are turning to lip lift surgery as a permanent option.
Lip lifts may benefit certain patients more than lip fillers would because they may not react well to filler substances. Opting for a lip lift also avoids the risk of duck lips or trout pout look that can accompany incorrectly filled lips. With patients who are older, the lips will tend to decrease in volume and get longer with age.