Sub-Nasal Lip Lifts Completed by an Expert Team in the Tampa Bay Area
Tampa Surgical Arts, a premier cosmetic surgery center in Odessa, Florida, offers sub-nasal lip lifts to men and women throughout the Tampa Bay area. We are led by a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Manik S. Bedi, who always practices compassionate, individualized, and skilled care for his patients. We’ll be glad to meet with you in our office to tell you more about the procedure and discuss the results you can expect.
What Is a Lip Lift?
A sub-nasal lip lift aims to reduce the amount of space between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip, as well as to increase the height of the upper lip. This procedure benefits both younger and older patients alike. For younger patients, it can plump their upper lip without using fillers. For older patients, it can restore youthfulness to their smile, as the natural aging process may have elongated the length of their upper lip and reduced its volume.
How Is a Lip Lift Performed?
Our sub-nasal lip lifts are performed in an outpatient setting and utilize sedation for your comfort. During the procedure, incisions are made right below the columella, which is the bridge of tissue that separates the nostrils. The incisions will extend to the edge of the nostrils and then Dr. Bedi will begin removing excess tissue and skin, tightening the muscles, and lifting the upper lip. Then, the incisions will be closed with a combination of dissolvable and non-dissolvable sutures that will be removed within a week. Generally, the procedure takes less than an hour and you can go home to recuperate on the same day.
What Are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?
One of the main benefits of a lip lift is that it’s a permanent solution. Unlike lip fillers that must be “topped off” every six months, this procedure will not need to be redone. Other benefits of a lip lift include:
- Improving your smile by showcasing more teeth
- Reducing fine lines on the upper lip
- Giving you a more prominent lip line
- Balancing the features of your face so that the upper and lower halves are in harmony
- Allowing for more sensual and youthful lips
- Improving your self-esteem and confidence
Who Is the Best Candidate for a Lip Lift?
The best candidates for lip lifts are those who have increased space between the bottom of their nose and upper lip—typically, more than 1.5 cm. This procedure is also ideal for younger people who may have tried fillers in the past and haven’t received the results they were looking for. And since a lip lift is a permanent solution, it’s a good option for those who are tired of the upkeep of lip fillers.
What Is the Recovery Process Like?
Most patients will need to take a week off work or school while recovering from lip lift surgery. You can resume light activity, such as going for a walk, the day after your surgery but should avoid strenuous activities until your sutures have been removed. You’ll also want to keep your lips moisturized while you heal. Tampa Surgical Arts will provide you with a thorough treatment packet that outlines what to do before surgery and what to expect as you recover.
Lip Lifts at Tampa Surgical Arts
If you’d like to consult with the team at Tampa Surgical Arts in Odessa, FL, about lip lift surgery, contact us today and we’ll be glad to arrange that for you. We always exercise discretion with our patients.