Patients of all ages contact Manchester Cosmetic Centre for lip enhancement. This is because, during the aging process, lips become thinner. The main sign of the lips thinning process is the development of small vertical lines and the gradual flattening of the Cupid’s bow of the upper lip. However, there are some young patients who may have naturally thinner lips and desire a more defined Cupid’s bow and fuller lip. Restylane or Juvederm fillers are used to add fullness to the lips so that the central portion of the upper lip is pouty and to roll the inside of the lip outward, producing a beautiful and sexy-shaped lip.
During your initial consultation for lip enhancement Manchester plastic surgeon, Dr. Mounir will start by assessing your lips and reviewing your past medical history. Depending on your needs, he will discuss either surgical lip enhancement or non-surgical lip enhancement. He uses Restylane and Juvederm fillers for patients whose goals do not require surgery. While dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane produce beautifully supple and natural-looking results, the effects are temporary and last about three to six months.
While dermal fillers are not permanent, silicone lip injections offer a permanent non-surgical alternative. Dr. Mounir does not use this option for many reasons, the most important being that Silicone is not FDA-approved for use in lip enhancement.
The other important reason is the risk of developing granulomas causing lumpiness and irregularities of lips. This is a very difficult complication to correct and can happen even after a few years. Dr. Mounir has performed several corrective surgeries to remove silicone causing lip deformity.
Manchester Lip Enhancement patients seeking this procedure at Manchester Cosmetic Centre are usually offered a combined procedure involving a lip lift with fat enhancement.
The lip lift involves an incision directly underneath the nostrils called a “bull horn” incision due to its shape. The donor fat tissue can be harvested from suctioned fat cells from the inner thighs or abdomen. Manchester Plastic Surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir performs all fat transfers for lip enhancement procedures. Incisions for fat transfer will be placed in the corner of the mouth and inside the lips for discreet treatment.
A lip lift combined with fat transfer can produce long-term results, making temporary and repetitive lip injections with fillers unnecessary. Dr. Abel Mounir is one of the best Manchester and Liverpool plastic surgeons specializing in lip lift procedures, using both the bullhorn lip lift and Italian lip lift techniques. According to the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery, lip augmentation is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States.
The Bullhorn technique is designed to lift the upper lip to make the front teeth slightly more visible. It enhances the volume of the lip, and for patients with thin lips, it also produces a nice aesthetic balance with the lower lip.
During this surgery, Dr. Mounir will start by making an incision just beneath your nostrils and columella in a bull’s horn shape. About four mm of skin is removed from under the nose and the muscle is tightened, lifting the upper lip to a higher position. The resulting scar is very discreet. The surgery takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes, and the recovery time is about one week.
The Gull Wing Lift is designed to remove a strip of skin above the border of your upper lip. Usually, the incision is M-shaped to lift the border of your upper lip. The second incision is made where the pink part of your lip meets the skin of your upper lip. This lip enhancement technique is not as popular because it does leave a noticeable scar.
A corner lip lift involves excising a small triangular piece of skin from the corners of your mouth to correct a downturned mouth. In contrast to other lip lifts, this procedure focuses more on the position of the mouth when it’s at rest than volume in the lips.
The best candidate for lip reduction is a patient in good mental and physical health with reasonable expectations for surgery. Lip reduction is an excellent option for those with excess volume in their lips. If the size of your lips is bothering you, contact the Manchester Cosmetic Centre to arrange a consultation with Dr. Mounir.
During your initial consultation, he will review your past medical history and assess your lips. He will explain the procedure in detail and design a treatment plan specifically for you. Dr. Mounir, cosmetic surgeon, will perform the lip reduction procedure in the clinic in Manchester. The surgery will take approximately 45 minutes, using local anesthesia. A small strip from the inner lip will be removed as well as excess tissue and fat. Finally, the incision will be closed with a dissolvable suture.
The cost will depend on the length of your procedure and its complexity. Only after your initial consultation may a treatment plan be discussed.
After your initial consultation with Dr. Mounir, please look over his post-operative instructions. Please contact the Manchester Cosmetic Centre if you need further clarification.
The recovery process from a lip reduction surgery will take usually take about one to two weeks. During the first week, most of the swelling and bruising will resolve. You will need approximately ten days off work.
Lip reduction takes about 45 minutes to complete.
Your uniqueness is beautiful. At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, our goal is to complement and highlight your unique beauty so that you can realize your ideal you.
If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
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