Most of us feel in our prime while we look our best. Oftentimes, this is when our facial features are at their healthiest and most radiant, with tone and free from blemishes and wrinkles.
Unfortunately, as you go through life, you will begin to see the effects of aging, sun exposure, stress, lifestyle choices, and genetic or hormonal changes. These effects are generally most obvious in the face because it is what people see when they first look at you, and because it is the area that gets the most exposure to harsh elements.
These cosmetic issues can affect the way you see yourself and the way you feel when around others. You have likely already tried addressing these imperfections with makeup or treatments, but these are not long term solutions. One of the primary areas affected is the lips and the skin surrounding the mouth. While facelifts and mini lifts get the most attention from mainstream media, a lip lift is directly aimed at resolving cosmetic concerns with your lips.
A lip lift addresses the lower facial region near the mouth. The goal of the procedure is to shorten the "philtrum", which is the space between the bottom of the nose and the top of the lip. This simple procedure can be performed using local anesthesia either awake or with IV sedation without the need for general anesthesia.
For younger patients, it can be performed by itself while for older patients it can be combined with a facelift. The incisions are hidden inside the nose and under the creases of the nostrils. The appropriate amount of skin removal is measured and marked prior to the lip lift procedure. The marking looks like a modified bull's horn. Novocaine is used to numb the area. The excess skin is removed and the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures.
There is no pain after surgery, mild discomfort is managed with Tylenol. You can resume social activity within one week, but weddings or special occasions may require 3 weeks. Dr. Kevin Sadati provides patients with an experience that they won't find elsewhere in Orange County or Newport Beach. He understands the importance of providing individualized treatment and sets the bar very high for the products and techniques he uses. With Dr. Sadati you can expect to receive a standard of care that ensures your comfort throughout your surgical experience.
Losing fullness and collagen in your lips and around the mouth is a common side effect of aging. This is more significant in some patients, especially those who had thin lips naturally.
Additionally, as your skin loses elasticity and begins to sag or droop downward, it can cause the space between your nose and mouth to become increasingly large and noticeable. Generally, women in their 40s or 50s are the best candidates for the lip lift procedure, however, it can sometimes be an option for patients in their 20’s and 30’s who may struggle with this early on or due to the natural placement of their features. Talking to Dr. Sadati can help give you an idea of whether this procedure is the best option to achieve the facial contour you desire.
The lip lift and other facial plastic surgery procedures are typically recommended for patients with moderate to severe skin laxity concerns and would not achieve the same results with a non-surgical or less invasive approach.
For patients who simply want to see larger lips, and improved pout, or want to address fine lines and small wrinkles around the mouth, injectable fillers or laser treatments may be a more suitable option. These are non-permanent services that can help deliver a noticeable enhancement without the same commitment or recovery time as a lip lift.
For some patients in Orange County or Newport Beach, there may be some curiosity about lip implant options. As a renowned facial surgeon and lift expert, Dr. Sadati prefers lip lift or fillers to achieve a natural result. He does not perform silicone implants for lip augmentation.
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Clients from around the globe travel to see Dr. Sadati for his surgical expertise. He and his surgical team provide the highest standard of patient care, from the initial consultation, to complete recovery and conclusion of your care. Our friendly staff is available to accommodate you in any way that we can.