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Written by Dr. Russo

We are always seeking solutions for keeping that youthful look, especially when it comes to our face. Unfortunately, it’s common for the area around the mouth to be a hotspot for signs of aging. Many balms, ointments, and procedures have been made to treat this issue. People in the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois know that Dr. Russo at Rejuvenis Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa is the leading cosmetic surgeon to perform anti-aging treatments that refresh and restore a youthful appearance. A board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russo will be able to assess your needs and make a plan that is right for you!

Recently, lip lifts have become the more popular solution to signs of aging that affect the mouth. People are drawn to more natural looking procedures and the lip lift is a great way of achieving that. Whereas the injectable fillers leave the upper lip looking plump, sometimes it can be a very noticeable change. Lip lifts do not exaggerate the size of the lip and they are able to lift the area whereas fillers most often do not.

More reasons why the lip lift is the right treatment for you:

Great Results!

  • More permanent solution…no more lip maintenance!
  • Drastically noticeable improvement
  • No exaggerated features

It’s Routine!

  • A few different techniques mean that you get the most appropriate procedure for your face
  • It’s an in-office procedure that takes between 45 minutes and two hours
  • It’s performed with local anesthesia

The Lip Lift addresses several problems:

  • A smile that doesn’t reveal the teeth
  • An excessively long space between the upper lip and the nose
  • Lips are too thin
  • The result of lip injections leaves a duck-like appearance
  • Lip injections don’t take for certain people
  • Corners of the lips turn down so the face looks sad (Corner lip lift)

The Lip Lift procedure

Upper Lip Lift
This procedure shortens the distance between the nose and the upper lip. This is done by removing skin at the base of the nose, therefore, lifting the remaining skin and shortening the distance. This makes for more pink lip and more teeth to be exposed and therefore a more pleasant and youthful appearance.

Corner Lip Lift
This procedure lifts only the corners of the mouth. It is performed by removing small wedges of skin at each corner which turns the smile slightly upward. This procedure is sometimes done in tandem with the Upper Lip Lift.

Although the healing time for this kind of procedure can be on the longer side, the results are worth it! Since most people consider the mouth the sexiest part of the face, it’s no wonder that people want to keep it as attractive as possible, and lip lifts are a great way to do that. If you are one of the many people who would like to improve the look of their lips, contact Rejuvenis today to book your consultation with Dr. Russo. The ultimate cosmetic surgeon in the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois, he will be able to restore your smile and confidence!