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Lip Lift Surgery is a Specialist Plastic Surgery operation to create a more feminine upper lip shape by removing tissue from just below the nose. This effectively lifts the upper lip and improves the shape but does not add fullness.

If you are concerned about the appearance of your upper lip shape, due to a long philtrum and reduced upper lip, and would like to achieve a more feminine appearance, then Lip Lift Plastic Surgery may be suitable for you. Botulinum toxin treatment may also be beneficial to relax the active muscle in the upper lip and reduce lines and wrinkles. You should be aware of the side effects and risks before deciding if Lip Lift Plastic Surgery is right for you.

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Summary of Upper Lip Lift

Surgery Time
45 mins
Anaesthetic
Local Anaesthetic
Hospital Stay
Day case
Reasonably Mobile
Same day
Time Off Work
7 days
Sleeping Position
45 degrees for 10 days
Washing
Following day
Dressings & Garments
7 days
Exercise inc. Gym
2 weeks
Full Recovery
6-12 weeks

Your Procedure

  • Does Lip Lift Plastic Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?

    Lip Lift Plastic Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as an out-patient procedure. If you are having a general anaesthetic for another procedure such as Rhinoplasty or Breast Implant surgery then Lip Lift Plastic Surgery can be combined.

  • How long is the Lip Lift Plastic Surgery procedure?

    The Lip Lift Plastic Surgery takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to perform.

  • Will the Lip Lift Plastic Surgery be painful / cause bruising?

    Minimal discomfort is expected during the Lip Lift Surgery and minimal bruising can occur. Any bruising will resolve after 7 to 10 days.

Lip Lift FAQ’s

  • How much does Lip Lift cost?

    Please contact us for more information! Be sure to ask about our financing options.

  • What happens at the consultation for Lip Lift?

    An initial consultation will be carried out to determine the goals for your treatment, make note of any associated asymmetries/abnormalities, and a treatment plan will be determined to achieve the ideal result for each individual.

  • How do I prepare for my surgery?

    The London Transgender Clinic strongly advises that you stop smoking to weeks prior to your surgery. Avoid aspirin/ibuprofen type analgesics for 2 weeks before and after your surgery.

  • What happens on the day of surgery?

    Our treatment plans are individualized for each of our patients. Every treatment will vary. Please contact us to learn more. We are here to answer any of your questions!.

  • What aftercare will be provided for me?

    The care of each patient, before, during and after surgery or treatment at the London Transgender Clinic is second to none. We have on-call nurses available for our patients 24 hours a day and follow up appointments to ensure complete patient satisfaction.

  • What happens if there is a complication?

    All surgical procedures have an inherent risk of complications despite the highest standard of care. The majority of complications, however, are either uncommon ( < 5 % ) or rare ( < 1 % ). It is essential that before you agree to undergo any surgery or treatment that you ask about and fully understand the risks and side-effects of the procedure. Reputable surgeons will always emphasise the risks and side effects and never provide guarantees.

    If a complication develops after your surgery,, Mr Inglefield would carry out any further surgery to ameliorate this, at no additional surgical fee to you, the patient. (Hospital and Anaesthetist Fees may apply).

    If you are unsatisfied with the results of your surgery after a suitable amount of time has been allowed for healing and maturation of the surgery within the first year, no additional fees will be required.

    However, Mr Inglefield is unlikely to waive his fee if any of the following pertain

    • The patient ignored the post-operative instructions.
    • The patient failed to attend for the agreed postoperative examinations.
    • The patient sustained physical injury out of our control.
  • How long is the recovery time following Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?

    Patients can go back to their normal activities after 7 – 10 days. Avoid bending over and sleep with extra pillows for first 5 days. The upper lip may be uncomfortable and mildly swollen for the first week. No strenuous exercise is advised for 2 weeks.

  • When will the results be seen?

    With the Lip Lift Plastic Surgery procedure, immediate improvement of the upper lip is seen. Some swelling is expected in the first 3 to 5 days before the final results are evident at 3 to 6 weeks.

  • What about the scars following Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?

    The scar following Lip Lift Plastic Surgery will be visible just under the nostrils and in the groove where the nostril meets the cheek. The scar is expected to fade over 6 to 12 weeks and will continue to mature, improve for up to 12 months.

  • What are the risks of Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?

    Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. Mild discomfort is expected for the first 3 – 5 days. Bruising is uncommon and may take 7 to 10 days to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Hypertrophic or keloid scarring is also rare but will require specific treatments to reduce the scarring.

  • What is the cost of Lip Lift Plastic Surgery?

    The costs for Lip Lift Surgery start from £2500 which will vary depending on your individual case, and includes your pre-operative and post-operative care. Following your consultation a detailed quotation will be provided. Please read more about our Fees at LTS.

“Happy and impressed”

5 5 Star Rating Written on July 17, 2019

8 days ago I had my first ever facial cosmetic surgery – an upper lip lift. I was of course nervous about the pain and the end result, but all I can say is I need not have worried. There was swelling for a couple of days but this quickly subsided leaving me with a really nice shape to my upper lip, and as for the post-operation scar…. what scar?! It’s barely visible already.

I am now hugely looking forward to my hairline lowering and brow contouring in a few weeks’ time now I’ve seen what a fantastic job Chris and the team of nurses Laura, Sinead and Natalie do. Amazing.

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