Many women and men–of all ages–want to have fuller, more defined lips. Some have naturally thin lips. Others want to correct signs of aging; the lips thin and flatten over time, increasing the distance between the upper lip and the nose. Dr. Jerold Olson is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who performs lip lift surgery to give Tucson patients long-lasting lip enhancement and facial rejuvenation.
60 year old woman came in to see Dr. Olson for a dermal filler injection in her lips. Dr. Olson during his assessment determined pt would have a longer lasting result if she had a lip lift. Through the years the area between the nose and upper lip can elongate causing the lower lip to droop. Pt underwent an in-office lip lif... Read More
65 year old woman consulted with Dr. Olson about lip augmentation. She noticed the dermal filler treatments were not giving her the natural look she wanted. She was concerned about her upper lip protruding out. Dr. Olson recommended a lip lift procedure where he removes excess skin and lifts the upper lip, giving a full and... Read More
50 year old woman consulted with Dr. Olson about her protruding lips. She had dermal filler injected in another practice and felt the look was not natural. Dr. Olson recommended waiting 3 months for all the filler to go away. She came back 3 months later and was able to proceed with the in-office lip lift. She could no... Read More
30 year old woman interested in a long lasting youthful upper lip consulted with Dr. Olson who recommended the In-Office lip lift procedure. Pt decided surgical procedure would last longer then the dermal filler result. This is her photo 2 weeks after her procedure. She couldn't be happier! Read More
Middle aged woman interested in a more permanent lip augmentation treatment. She has been a patient of the practice for 10 years and has been religious about filler in her lips. She recently noticed the filler treatment has not been as satifying as before. She consulted with Dr. Olson who explained the skin between the... Read More
50 year old woman consulted with Dr. Olson about lip augmentation. She has been in every 6 months for dermal filler in her lips and noticed the results of the injectablle filler were noticeable for a month or so. Dr. Olson recommended a lip lift procedure that would lift the upper lip and look natural. She is here post surger... Read More
30 year old woman interested in improving the size and appearance of her upper lip consulted with Dr. Olson who recommended an in-office lip lift. Pt was given an anti anxiety medication to help her relax before the procedure and was treated with a local anesthetic to avoid any discomfort. The procedure took 45 minutes and pt... Read More
Can lip filler be used to lift your lip instead of surgery?
In most cases, lip injections with dermal fillers are not a substitute for a lip lift. Dermal fillers add volume but do not reduce the distance between the top lip and the base of the nose (see patient photos). We often combine lip injections with lip lift surgery for a naturally rejuvenated look.
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Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katherine Orlick blend their skills for your optimal well-being and comfort.
Dr. Olson performs lip lifts in the office with a local anesthetic. During the surgery, he removes a strip/wedge of skin between the bottom of the nose (below the nostrils) and the top of the lip. The resulting scar is hidden along the natural crease under the nose. When enhancing the corners of the mouth, the incisions are placed on the outer edges of the upper lip.
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You should be able to return to work within 4 to 5 days after a lip lift; avoid exercising for at least a week to 10 days. Bruising and swelling are generally mild and may be minimized with ice packs as directed. Most patients feel slight discomfort initially that can be eased with acetaminophen or other over-the-counter medication.
It’s important to choose a knowledgeable and experienced provider for a lip lift. It takes a high level of skill and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy to achieve natural-looking results.