Upper lip lift

The upper lip lift (or filtroplasty) is an outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure performed under local anesthesia aimed at improving the appearance of the upper lip. This procedure has become increasingly popular among those who desire a younger and more sensual lip appearance without the “volumizing” effect of fillers.

Who is the Upper Lip Lift Recommended For?
The upper lip lift, or filtroplasty, is generally recommended for people who want to improve the aesthetic appearance of their face in various ways. Here are some of the cases in which this procedure might be recommended:

    • Aging of the Face: With aging, the distance between the upper lip and nose can increase, giving the face an older appearance. The upper lip lift can help reduce this distance, rejuvenating the appearance.
    • Facial Aesthetic Disharmony: For those who wish to improve the symmetry and harmony of their face, especially if they perceive that the upper lip is too long or flat.

  • Perioral Wrinkles: This procedure can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth, which often form with age.
  • Smile Enhancement: For those who want a more expressive smile and fuller lips, the upper lip lift can help expose the red part of the lip more, improving the aesthetics of the smile.
  • Desire for More Defined Lips: For those who desire more defined lips, with greater emphasis on Cupid’s bow, this procedure can be helpful.

It is important to note that the decision to undergo an upper lip lift should be made after a thorough evaluation by a plastic surgeon. The surgeon will assess the patient’s facial structure, expectations, and overall health to determine if this procedure is the most suitable choice.

What is the Upper Lip Lift?

In this section, we explain in detail what filtroplasty involves. The upper lip lift is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the distance between the nose and the upper lip, accentuating Cupid’s bow and improving the overall aesthetics of the face. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and involves a thin incision under the nose and the precise and delicate removal of a part of the skin between the nose and the mucosa of the upper lip. Then, an aesthetic suture is performed, and the stitches are removed after 7-10 days. No special dressing is required in the following days, and it is only necessary to keep the small wound clean and disinfected.

Risks of the Procedure

The upper lip lift is a minor procedure and is rarely burdened with complications, however, like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks. Here are the main risks associated with this procedure:

  • Bleeding: Can occur during or after the operation, although it is generally minimal.
  • Infection: As with all surgical procedures, there is a risk of infection at the incision site. Proper postoperative care and the use of antibiotics can reduce this risk.
  • Reactions to Anesthesia: Some patients may have reactions to the anesthesia used during the operation.
  • Asymmetry: Although the goal is to improve the symmetry of the lip, sometimes the result can be asymmetrical.
  • Scarring: Even though the incisions are made to be as invisible as possible, there can be scar formation. The visibility of the scars depends on the surgical technique used, the position of the incisions, and the patient’s healing ability.
  • Sensitivity Changes: Some patients may experience a reduction or alteration in sensitivity in the upper lip or surrounding area.
  • Unsatisfactory Results: Some patients may not be satisfied with the aesthetic appearance of the lip after the operation.
  • Need for Corrective Procedures: In some cases, further procedures may be necessary to correct or improve the results of the upper lip lift.
  • Long-Term Complications: Although rare, there can be long-term complications that require further medical attention.

Patient Testimonials

Testimonial from Maria, 45 years old:
“After years of being dissatisfied with the appearance of my upper lip, I decided to undergo a lip lift. The result was amazing! My face looks younger and my lips fuller. Recovery was quicker than I thought and the scars are almost invisible. I am very satisfied with having made this decision.”

Testimonial from Luca, 38 years old:
“I was worried about scars and recovery time, but the final result exceeded all my expectations. My surgeon was incredible, explaining every step of the process. Now, looking at myself in the mirror, I see a much more youthful and harmonious appearance. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made!”

Testimonial from Sara, 52 years old:
“The upper lip lift transformed my smile and the entire appearance of my face. Initially, I was nervous, but the staff and my surgeon were very supportive. The healing period was manageable, and now, a few months later, I am extremely happy with the results.”

Testimonial from Roberto, 50 years old:
“After the operation, I noticed a significant improvement in the appearance of my lips and my face in general. However, I had some swelling and some initial small scars, which have faded over time. I would recommend doing thorough research and choosing an experienced surgeon to achieve the best possible results.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with their answers regarding upper lip lift (filtroplasty):

What is an upper lip lift?
It is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the distance between the nose and the upper lip, improving the contour and appearance of the lips.

Who is this procedure recommended for?
It is ideal for those who want to reduce the aged appearance of the face, improve facial symmetry, reduce wrinkles around the mouth, or have more defined lips.

How long does the procedure last?
It usually lasts about 1-2 hours and is typically performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

How long is the recovery period?
The recovery period varies, but patients often can resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks. The final results are generally visible after a few months.

Are there risks or side effects?
Like any surgical procedure, there are risks of infection, bleeding, and reactions to anesthesia. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, and scars, which usually improve over time.

Are the results permanent?
The results are generally long-term, but the natural aging process can affect the appearance of the lips over time.

How much does an upper lip lift cost?
The cost varies depending on the region and the surgeon. It is important to discuss the cost during the initial consultation with the surgeon.

How to choose the right surgeon?
It is essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon in facial cosmetic surgery. Checking certifications, patient reviews, and a portfolio of previous work can help in the choice.

These questions and answers provide a general overview, but it is always better to consult a plastic surgeon to discuss your specific circumstances and receive personalized advice.

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