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Lip Lift in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Your Lip Goals Start Here

Are you looking for your perfect lip? Are you wanting to avoid constant maintenance or the overfilled look?

If you're ready to enhance your lips and want a subtle yet refined appearance that's permanent, our Grand Rapids lip lift surgery is a great option. A surgical lip lift results in very minimal scarring, requires low downtime, and gives you a lifted, more full lip appearance by revealing more of the surface of your upper lip. And it's permanent; no maintenance appointments and no revision as is needed with injectables and implants.

Lip Lift at Bengtson Center

At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, MI, our top priorities are to deliver excellent outcomes and create a warm and hospitable environment. We strive to help you achieve your desired lip appearance through lip lift surgery. Our dedicated team of doctors, aestheticians, nurses, and staff is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest training and research to provide you with the best possible solutions for your cosmetic goals.

What is a Lip Lift?

A surgical lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing a small strip of skin from the area between the upper lip and the nose to raise and enhance the appearance of the vermilion border, the area where the lips meet the skin.

The result is a more defined and lifted lip shape and an increase in the amount of lip surface that is visible. This surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia and can be done as an outpatient procedure. The lip lift incision is very strategically placed at the crease of the nostrils, which allows for easy and nearly invisible healing. Unlike other lip lift techniques, such as implants and injectables, a surgical lip lift is permanent with no need for maintenance. It is a popular option for people who desire a more youthful and balanced facial appearance, as it can create a more aesthetically pleasing ratio between the lips and other facial features.

What can a Lip Lift do?

A surgical lip lift can offer a permanent way to improve the look of your lips and give you that extra boost you've been looking for.

Since it's a relatively simple surgery, downtime is minimal and recovery time is short. You can love the way your lips look with this subtle but stunning adjustment. Enjoy benefits like:

  • Lifted, fuller-looking lips
  • More refined, symmetrical lip outline
  • Nearly invisible scarring
  • Short, one to two-week recovery
  • No general anesthesia in most cases
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Ideal Candidates

Am I a candidate for Lip Lift?

If you are looking to achieve a more lifted, refined, or symmetrical lip look without having to schedule ongoing maintenance appointments or replace lip implants in several years, a surgical lip lift is a great option.

Great candidates are men or women over the age of 21 who are in generally good health and want to achieve a subtle but sophisticated result for their facial goals. With lip lift surgery, you can:

  • Add the appearance of volume to thin lips
  • Even out asymmetrical lips
  • Avoid regular maintenance appointments that are required with fillers
  • Experience a quick recovery
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Consultation andPreparation

We want to ensure that each of our patients receives not only outstanding aesthetic results but a fully customized treatment plan and top-quality care.

This is why we take the opportunity at a consultation to get to know you, your aesthetic goals, and your medical history to decide whether a surgical lip lift is the best option for you. Preparation for this procedure is relatively minor, but we may need to ask you to pause some medications.

Procedurelip lift surgery

Our lip lift surgery is performed by one of our expert, board-certified Grand Rapids plastic surgeons, Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso, at our in-house surgical center. This procedure is usually performed using local anesthetic and is an outpatient surgery. During the surgery, tiny incisions are made in the crease under the nostrils, and a small strip of skin is removed. Then, the skin is lifted towards the nose, which shortens the length between the upper lip and nose, creating the appearance of a turned-up or lifted top lip. The surgery usually takes about an hour.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After your lip lift surgery, you will likely experience some bruising and swelling around the treated area. This will be most pronounced after the surgery and will gradually subside, with most of the swelling resolved after about two weeks. During this time, you should apply cold compresses to the area to alleviate discomfort, and you can take over-the-counter pain medications to help you monitor your pain levels. In addition, you should avoid activities that could aggravate the incisions and refrain from smoking for at least two weeks.

Your lip lift surgery will have some slight scarring underneath the nose, though, with proper care of the incisions, this will be minimal and will fade to a barely perceptible fine line.

At the end of two weeks, the majority of the swelling will have dissipated. At this time, you will begin to see your results, with your lips appearing more lifted, fuller, and youthful. After three months, your lips will have settled, and you should see your final results. A lip lift is a permanent procedure, so you can enjoy your new look for years to come.

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Dr. Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, and Dr. David Alfonso, MD, FACS, are both highly accomplished surgeons with exceptional skills. Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso are board-certified plastic surgeons with many years of experience, specializing in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body.

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Why Bengtson Center?

At Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, we want to remain at the forefront of aesthetic possibilities in order to offer you the most effective and optimal treatments. With years of education and experience, along with recognitions from Grand Rapids Magazine, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, RealSelf, and more, the core of our board-certified surgeons' philosophy is that the best aesthetic treatments are those that are undetectable. Dr. Bengtson, Dr. Alfonso, and the entire staff are committed to offering the most natural-looking results available.

Schedule Your Grand Rapids, MI, Lip Lift Consultation at the Bengtson Center Today

If you'd like to learn more about our surgical lip lift Grand Rapids plastic surgeons at The Bengtson Center can answer any questions you have during a consultation. Schedule one today by calling us at (616)588-8880 or easily schedule a consultation online!

Lip Lift FAQs

Is Lip Lift surgery painful?

Lip lift surgery is not considered painful, and a local anesthetic is used to completely numb the area during the procedure. You may experience some mild swelling or discomfort during recovery.

What are the risks associated with a Lip Lift?

This procedure is considered highly safe and effective. Very rare risks could include bleeding, infection, or nerve damage.

Is a Lip Lift permanent?

Surgical lip lifts are permanent, unlike lip implants or injections.

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

Yes, it is recommended to sleep on your back, slightly elevated, for about one to two weeks after surgery to allow for proper healing and minimize swelling.

Will I need to have someone drive me home following the procedure?

Since a surgical lip lift generally only requires local anesthetic and no sedation, you should be able to drive home and resume most regular activities immediately after the procedure.

How much does Lip Lift cost?

The national cost of a surgical lip lift ranges from about $3,000 to $6,000. Ask us about special cosmetic financing.

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Bengtson community

Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.