Youthful Lips Without Fillers
Did you know you can achieve fuller, smoother, younger-looking lips without fillers? Although injectable lip fillers provide noticeable volumizing, the results are temporary. Furthermore, not everyone wants the plump or “bee-stung” look fillers provide. A Mission Viejo lip lift is an excellent option for those wanting to achieve naturally fuller, shapelier lips permanently. Double board-certified surgeon Reza Bolourian, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Orange County, CA, specializes in performing precision lift lips using the latest and most advanced techniques to give you smoother, shapelier lips.
A lip lift is a specialized surgical procedure in which your doctor removes a small portion of tissue to reduce the distance between the nose and the upper lip.
This draws the colored part of the upper lip (the vermillion) upward, increasing the amount that is visible. In addition to broadening the vermillion for a more shapely, prominent upper lip, a lip lift can also help reduce wrinkles on and around the upper lip. Dr. Bolourian works with each patient to understand their unique facial anatomy and customizes their procedure to meet their individual cosmetic goals.
Women and men of any age may benefit from a lip lift. For younger Mission Viejo lift lip patients, the procedure can help permanently broaden a naturally narrow upper lip without causing the overfilled or “duck lip” appearance that sometimes comes with fillers. Older patients who have seen their upper lip lose volume and tone with age can help restore a more youthful appearance to the lips and even help smooth out the surrounding skin. With a lip lift Mission Viejo patients can also improve the symmetry of the upper lip. The procedure only takes about an hour to perform and provides permanent results.
Contact Us to Learn More
Your first step to learning whether a lip lift can help you meet your aesthetic goals is to schedule a consultation with Orange County Surgical Specialists. Dr. Bolourian will walk you through the details of the procedure, answer all of your questions, and help you determine whether a lip lift is a good fit for you. We care about helping you make informed choices about your options and delivering results that make you feel your absolute best.
Your Lip Lift Procedure
Dr. Bolourian will perform your Mission Viejo lip lift in-office in about one hour or less. At your consultation, he will assess your needs and lip shape to determine the best type of lip lift procedure for you. Depending on the type of lip lift you have, you may be given local or general anesthesia for your comfort. In a sub-nasal lip lift, also called a bullhorn lip lift, Dr. Bolourian creates an incision at the base of the nose where it can be easily concealed. He then draws the center and sides of the lip upward from within before closing the incision. The other technique, called a direct lip lift or gullwing lip lift, may be better for patients wanting a more defined upper lip border. In this technique, Dr. Bolourian makes the incision along the top of the upper lip and draws the lip upward from this point. In some cases, these two approaches may be combined.
Love Your Lips
Patients tend to be highly satisfied with the results of their lip lifts. The upper lip will have better volume and a more naturally shapely appearance. Unlike the temporary results that are achieved with fillers, the results of a lip lift are long-lasting because they reduce the distance between the nose and upper lip.
Care Every Step of the Way
Dr. Bolourian and the caring team at Orange County Surgical Specialists will provide you with all the aftercare instructions you need to make a smooth recovery. Post-procedure swelling typically takes between one and two weeks to diminish. The incision may appear more visible for the first six to eight weeks post-procedure but will soon fade and blend in. Make sure to follow your aftercare guidelines carefully and attend your post-operative appointment to check your healing. As initial swelling goes down, you will be able to enjoy your lips’ enhanced, youthful shape.
As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of bleeding or infection, which can be lessened by following aftercare instructions carefully at home. Other risks include unsatisfactory results or an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used during the procedure.
Because each procedure is tailored to the patient, the cost of a lip lift varies. We are happy to provide an estimate for your individual lip lift at your consultation.
Our goal is to improve your quality of life by giving you the power to be your best self. We work tirelessly to provide the safest and most state-of-the-art care. You deserve to look and feel your best every day. We can help you enhance your unique appeal to give you a boost of confidence and pride in your appearance. We believe that when you look and feel your best, it shows in every area of your life. Dr. Bolourian and the team at Orange County Surgical Specialists are on hand to help you understand your options and craft results that make you shine from the inside out. Schedule your consultation today.
29829 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Ste 300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688