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Lip Lift In Nashville

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Do you want a fuller, more natural smile?

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We have all seen the results of too much injectable filler used on lips that end up looking fake and odd. Would you like a solution that makes your lips look fuller and more youthful? You may also prefer not to have to go every few months for injections. A lip lift, although not as well known as lip injections, can be a much longer-lasting solution with more natural-looking results. At Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best lip lifts Nashville has to offer.

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What is a Lip Lift?

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Age tends to weaken and loosen the ligaments that support our faces. This is especially apparent around the mouth, making the opening thinner.

The philtrum which is the distance between the bottom of your nose and the top of your lip starts to lengthen as you reach thirty. This lengthening can affect the proportion of your face, making you look older. Some younger people may have a naturally longer lip that is genetic. A lip lift can help correct this to add more balance to the face. Lip lifts can correct the lip height and volume. If your philtrum has lengthened, without a lip lift, injections can cause that “duck” appearance.

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Lip lifts avoid this problem by decreasing the philtrum. Younger patients may just not want to get injections as often and a lip lift may be an ideal solution. In addition, a lateral lip lift may help to turn up the corners of the mouth. This can be useful with older patients or people with naturally downturned lips.

Dr. Kate O’Connor offers a lip lift in Nashville. She pays special attention to not reshaping the nostrils when she performs this procedure. She can do lip lifts that address all quadrants of the lip – both centrally and laterally.

Benefits of a Lip Lift

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A lip lift can change or improve the appearance of your lips. The lip lift will enhance the pink or red tissue, sometimes called the vermillion of the lip while shortening the white part of the lip. The procedure can reshape the lip, better defining the cupid’s bow. It can reduce the thinning of your lips. It can improve the proportions of your face by decreasing the measurement between your nose and lips. It can also help correct the natural asymmetry between the two sides of the lip.

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What Happens During a Lip Lift Procedure?

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Dr. O’Connor will first spend time listening to what you hope to achieve with the lip lift. She will evaluate your overall health, discuss your options and the likely outcomes of the lip lift procedure. She will analyze your skin texture and elasticity. She will discuss the procedure and how it will provide both central and lateral lifts. She will find out about your diet, supplements, and medications you are taking.

Before the procedure begins, you will be given medication to relax and a local anesthetic. The procedure usually takes under an hour. Dr. O’Connor uses a bullhorn incision, which gets its name from the shape of the incision made on the philtrum.

The incision is curved around the base of the nose. This type of incision is more hidden than if the cut was a straight line and follows your unique nose and upper lip shape. This removes a small strip of skin just below your nostrils with special care not to reshape them. The amount of skin removed can be customized depending on the amount and location of lift needed.

The bullhorn lip lift creates a perfect cupid’s bow shape at the top of the lip while raising the outer corners. It tightens the lip line and reveals more pink tissue. The bullhorn lip lift results in a more restorative and comprehensive look. It is inclusive, lifting the whole lip as a unit. Stitches are done over the incision.

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Am I a Candidate for Lip Lift?

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You are a good candidate for a lip lift if you are healthy and have no underlying conditions that might make healing difficult. If you are unable to stop smoking for a period before and after the surgery, you may not be a good candidate. If you want a lip lift in Nashville, Dr. Kate O’Connor has the skill to give you the perfect pout and cupid’s bow.

What Can I Expect During Recovery from Lip Lift?

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After the surgery, Dr. O’Connor will outline your recovery process. The stitches will be removed in four to five days. The scar will heal and then fade within the next few months. You may need to take one or two weeks off. Generally, our Nashville lip lift patients will only need time off while the stitches are in, and at that point, foundation can cover those scars.

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Dr. O’Connor uses a holistic, integrative approach to recovery that will significantly improve your healing. She uses therapies such as acupuncture and supplements to speed up your recuperation time. The results can last a lifetime for most patients. If you are looking for a Lip Lift in Nashville, Kate O’Connor, M.D., will provide a procedure that will create the permanent look you want.

What Results Can I Expect from My Lip Lift?

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You will enjoy a more symmetrical smile with a natural appearance. Your lips will be swollen for a few months. After the swelling goes down, you will have fuller, more youthful lips. You will have a better balance between your upper and lower lips. You can still use dermal fillers if you want, but the results of the lip lift are permanent, and you may find additional injections to be unnecessary.

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Why Should I Go to Dr. Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery for My Lip Lift?

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For a lip lift in Nashville, Dr. Kate O’Connor understands your wish for fuller, younger-looking lips. She brings a woman’s touch to this procedure and your care. Her holistic approach to recovery results in a more natural process.

Dr. O’Connor is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the American of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Tennessee Medical Society. Contact Dr. O’Connor for a consultation to determine if a lip lift is right for you.

When you decide to explore the surgical refinement of a facial feature, our goal at Harmony Facial Plastic Surgery is to begin your journey as a united team. We take our role in your care, happiness, and confidence to heart and strive to make your entire experience smooth and empowering. We will answer all your questions and help you understand your options to make the best decisions for yourself with a clear vision of your aesthetic goal in mind. We’re here to help you achieve your most confident self.

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