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Bullhorn Liplift: Full lips with minimal procedure

A lip lift creates full, youthful lips, permanently. The lips and face get a more youthful, sensual shape without looking done.

Treatment Overview

What is a lip lift?

A lip lift is a surgical method of permanently enhancing the lips. The lip lift is also called a bullhorn lip lift. 

Fillers have been the best option for people looking for a solution to thin or flat lips.

A lip lift creates full, symetrical and sensual lips, all with a minor surgical procedure. For those seeking a permanent and natural-looking lip rejuvenation treatment, a Bullhorn surgical lip lift may be the ideal procedure. 

Lift Lip Candidates

The primary goal of a lip lift (Bullhorn Liplift) is to correct a thin or elongated upper lip by creating a more defined and voluminous upper lip. While fillers are a popular option for lip augmentation, a Bullhorn Liplift can be an excellent alternative for those seeking a permanent solution.

Have you used fillers before and appreciate their effectiveness, but are looking for a more permanent solution? If so, a lip lift could be ideal for you. This surgery can give you a more youthful and proportional appearance, with results that last for many years.

Benefits of a Lip Lift

One of the main benefits of a lip lift is that it provides a more permanent solution for a shapely and defined mouth, reducing the need for frequent derma filler injections. It is important to note, however, that the Bullhorn Liplift does not work in the same way as dermal fillers do

The Bullhorn Liplift reduces the space between the nose and upper lip, known as the philtrum. This area tends to elongate with age as the underlying tissues and ligaments lose strength and elasticity over time. In contrast, derma fillers only add volume to the lips without affecting the lengthening of the philtrum. In some cases, this can result in an unnatural appearance with exaggerated volume, commonly referred to as “duck lips.”

How does the Lip Lift work?

The Bullhorn Liplift is the most commonly performed technique to shorten the philtrum and improve the appearance of the upper lip. The procedure begins with a local anesthetic in the sub-tissue below the nose. In the next step, I make a small incision just below the columella, the thin tissue strip separating the nostrils.

The shape of the incision resembles a megaphone and gives the procedure its name. Through this incision, the surgeon carefully lifts and repositions the tissue to create the optimal shape for the upper lip, taking into account the proportions of the lower lip and nose. The scar created by the incision is minimal and lies discreetly in the natural crease of the nose, so it fades over time and is barely visible.

Although the Bullhorn Lip lift is a relatively straightforward procedure, it requires considerable skill and experience to achieve the desired result. My expertise and attention to detail ensure that each patient receives a customized procedure and a natural-looking result.

“A lip lift is a beautiful way to make lips fuller, more sensual and youthful.”

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

How Long does a Lip Lift procedure take?

The lip lift procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can return home on the same day. The entire process, including the administration of anesthesia, usually takes about an hour to complete, although this may vary depending on the patient’s individual needs.

Lip Lift Recovery

Following a lip lift procedure, it is common for patients to experience some degree of swelling and bruising in the treated area. This is a natural part of the healing process and typically subsides within a few days to a week. During this time, patients should expect that the lip’s new shape will be gradually revealed as the swelling goes down.

It is also normal to experience some minor discomfort or tenderness while eating in the first few days following the procedure. To help alleviate any discomfort, we recommend that patients plan meals around softer foods until their comfort level improves. Over-the-counter pain medication and ice can also be used as needed to control any mild soreness or tenderness.

We provide each patient with detailed aftercare instructions to help ensure that the treatment area stays clean and heals optimally. This may include advice on how to keep the area clean, as well as guidance on what activities to avoid during the initial healing phase. With proper care and attention, patients can expect to enjoy a smooth and comfortable recovery process, and a beautiful, natural-looking result.

Is a Lip Lift Painful?

Lip lift surgery is a relatively painless procedure. Before the surgery, we administer a local anesthetic into the upper lip area to ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the process. This anesthetic works quickly to numb both the deeper layers of the skin and the superficial tissue that will be repositioned for a more youthful appearance.

During the lip lift procedure, patients may feel slight pressure or sensations of movement, similar to what is experienced during dental work when the mouth is numb. However, there is no pain during or after the procedure. We take great care to ensure that our patients feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process.

It is important to note that while the procedure itself is painless, patients may experience some minor discomfort or tenderness in the treated area during the initial recovery phase. This is a normal part of the healing process and can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice as needed. Our team provides detailed aftercare instructions to help ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery process.

Lip Lift Cost

In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Each patient has an individuality whose needs are the focus of my treatments. Therefore, it is not always possible to give a general estimate of the costs. Therefore, please understand that we cannot quote generally valid prices for a bullhorn lip lift. The costs of each surgical treatment also depend on your personal initial situation and your wishes.

Are you interested in a bullhorn lip lift and would like to know more about the prices?
Write us a message and arrange your consultation! Only in the context of a medical examination can we provide you with a personal and binding cost estimate tailored to you!

Prices for a lip lift start from CHF 3’500. A specific offer, tailored to your individual needs, will be provided after a personal consultation with clinical examination.

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Dr. Kelly® | Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine
by Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

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