Upper lip lift surgery is usually performed in patients with a long upper lip. In normal people, the distance between the base of the nose and the red border of the upper lip is 12-15 mm. This length may vary according to the genetic characteristics of individuals. If this distance is longer than normal, it causes the lower face of the person to appear longer than it is. However, some patients also request lip lift surgery for smile aesthetics. In an ideal smile aesthetic, the upper lip rises and the teeth are slightly visible. If the upper lip distance is too long, it will cause the upper lip not to go up while laughing, and thus the teeth will not be visible. With lip lift surgery, the incisors will become visible while laughing.
In lip lift surgery, some skin is removed from the upper lip, leaving a scar at the base of the nose. Since the scar is located on the base of the nose, it is usually not obvious.
The healing process in lip lift aesthetics is about one week. Edema usually develops in the first two days after surgery. After the second day, the edema gradually regresses. Painkillers are usually sufficient for possible pain. It takes around 6 months for the scars to completely heal and the final appearance to appear. One week after the operation, the patient can return to his normal life.
Lip lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. The patient is usually discharged on the same day. The operation time is around 1-2 hours.