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Lip Lift in Manchester, UK

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Surgical lip augmentation: Is it time to graduate from lip fillers?

Many women stash lip liner and plumping gloss in their cosmetic bag to add youthful definition to thin lips. Others rely on filler injections to plump lips temporarily. Thanks to advancements in modern medicine, there is a more enduring way to achieve a fuller pout with our Manchester lip lift surgery, also known as lip augmentation.

Lip Lift at Manchester Cosmetic Centre

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir has performed countless facial surgeries during his career, noting that a growing number of patients have begun requesting lip lift surgery by name.

Many people are interested in making the switch from lip fillers to something more lasting after falling in love with the results of lip injections. Others are tired of taking matters into their own hands, spending precious time in the morning applying lip makeup that washes off at the end of the day. Regardless of your reason for considering a lip lift Manchester plastic surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir can help. As the founder of Manchester Cosmetic Centre, his mission is to unveil the natural beauty hiding inside each patient through the art of surgery.

What is aLip Lift?

A Cosmetic Surgical Procedure

A lip lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that shortens the distance between the lips and nose, causing the upper lip to appear larger. The operation entails removing a bullhorn-shaped strip of skin from just under the nostrils, a site that easily conceals the resulting scar. In the past, only mature patients expressed interest in lip lifts. Today, the surgery has become an appealing option for individuals young and old hoping to achieve full, kissably smooth lips.

Surgical Lip Lift vs Non-Surgical Alternatives

Dermal filler injections are the most popular way to augment the lips. The downside is the results are temporary. Patients that choose a lip lift enjoy a substantially longer-lasting result. The surgery is painless due to anaesthesia, a welcome relief for individuals that dread the discomfort associated with cosmetic injectables. With lip lift surgery, there is no need to worry about filler migration or overfilled lips. In the hands of an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Mounir, the results can look convincingly natural.

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What can a Lip Lift do?

Many people feel their upper lip is too small compared to their lower lip and desire a more proportional look. Others have naturally thin lips due to genetics. Some individuals notice their lips losing volume, a normal part of ageing. A lip lift can address these issues in one surgery. In addition to making a small upper lip larger, the operation can also soften wrinkles around the mouth, create a defined cupid's bow, and shrink the distance between the nasal base and lip.

Am I a candidate for Lip Lift?

Perhaps you have spent hundreds on lip makeup and are looking for a more lasting way to achieve a fuller pout. Maybe you have grown tired of the constant upkeep that comes with lip filler injections. Regardless of your reason for considering a lip lift Manchester plastic surgeon, Dr. Abel Mounir, can help you determine if you'd be a good candidate for the procedure. Patients must be healthy, refrain from smoking, and not be pregnant or nursing. Those with a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars may not be the best candidates. Patients must have adequate distance between the nostrils and upper lip to accommodate raising the lip border. Lip lifts are only for patients aged 18 and older.

Concerns Addressed with a Lip Lift:

  • Asymmetry
  • Volume loss
  • Naturally thin lips
  • Perioral rhytides (smoker's lines)
  • A disproportional upper-to-lower lip ratio
  • Elongation of the philtrum between the nose and upper lip
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Consultation and Preparation

If you were born with a thin upper lip or have noticed your lips thinning with age, you may be considering whether a lip lift is right for you. To find out, you'll need to book a consultation with a qualified surgeon. Dr. Mounir will ask about your medical history and listen attentively to understand what you hope to achieve with lip augmentation. If you are a candidate for surgery, he will provide you with a customised plan and a price quote. He will also tell you about the risks of surgery and what to expect as you heal. Preparing for a lip lift may require adjusting medications, dietary supplements, and lifestyle habits for several weeks.


Lip lift surgery takes approximately an hour and usually only requires local anaesthetic. General anaesthesia is rarely necessary, but this depends on the complexity of the surgical technique and whether you have other procedures at the same time. During the operation, Dr. Mounir creates a fine incision beneath the nose, usually in the shape of a wedge or bullhorn. After removing a small segment of skin, he sutures the incision closed, raising the upper lip to increase its height in relation to the lower lip.

Results, Recovery,and Aftercare

Depending on the type of anaesthesia, someone may need to drive you home from the surgical centre.

Most patients receive local anaesthetic and can drive immediately, although it may be more comfortable to have a chaperone take you home. You should rest and take it easy for the first 24 hours. Most patients return to work in seven days and light exercise in two weeks. Avoid physical exertion, bending, heavy lifting, NSAID medication, and herbal supplements until cleared by your surgeon. If prescribed medications, take as directed.

You may experience bruising, sensitivity, and stiffness around your nose and mouth. These side effects usually taper off within 14 days. Swelling, tingling, and numbness can persist for three months. Once the incision heals and inflammation resolves, the upper lip should take on a nicely defined, plumper appearance. The results of a lip lift can last a decade or more.

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Why Manchester Cosmetic Centre?

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, Dr. Abel Mounir spares no attention to detail. He studies the unique features of each patient and how they complement or detract from one another. He also takes a keen interest in discovering what each client hopes to accomplish with surgery. In doing so, he creates tailored surgical plans designed to highlight each person's natural beauty. Decades in private practice have taught him that superior results come when a surgeon and patient have forged a partnership rooted in honesty, aligned in goals, and distinguished by open communication.

Schedule Your Manchester, UK, Lip Lift Consultation at Manchester Cosmetic Centre Today

To learn more about our Manchester lip lift surgery with Dr. Abel Mounir, call his office on 0800 228 9227.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lip Lift surgery painful?

The operation is painless due to local anaesthetic. There can be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the first few weeks of healing.

What are the risks associated with a Lip Lift?

Lip lift surgery complications may include but are not limited to asymmetry, infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, and dissatisfaction with results.

Is a Lip Lift permanent?

Most patients find the results of a lip lift last years to come, although the distance between the nose and upper lip may elongate as a normal part of ageing.

Will I need to modify how I sleep following the procedure?

You may find it most comfortable to sleep on your back with pillows stacked under your head for the first several weeks. This position helps to alleviate swelling.

How much does Lip Lift cost?

The cost of lip lift in Manchester is usually several thousand GBP. The surgeon's qualifications, the type of anaesthesia, the complexity of the surgery, and where the surgery takes place can all affect pricing. Insurance does not cover lip lift surgery.

Will a Lip Lift change my nose?

In rare cases, a lip lift can alter the nasal tip by dragging down the columella, or strip of skin between the nostrils. Dr. Mounir specialises in surgical preservation techniques to avoid such deformity.

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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