Attain the perfect (and permanent) pout with a lip lift, a plastic surgery technique that leaves lips looking impeccably plumped and proportioned.
Listen up, ladies: Achieving the perfect pout doesn’t have to be as elusive as it seems. While many of us turn to fillers for luscious lips, they can have unpredictable results and provide a temporary solution at best. Between the risk of “duck lips” and their less-than-stellar staying power, fillers can lead to expensive follow-up appointments and undesired outcomes. Enter: a lip lift, a surgery that reshapes the cupid’s bow and redefines the distance between the nose and top of the lips to achieve the aesthetically perfect 12 to 15 millimeters of space between the nose and lips. Dr. Alexandra Hart of Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta (@ plasticsurgerygroupofatlanta) uses both the gullwing and bullhorn techniques when performing lip lifts. The gull-wing technique removes skin from the edges of the lips, reshaping the lip from both peaks of the cupid’s bow and visibly increasing the volume of the pink area of the lip. The bullhorn lip lift is the more commonly performed of the two, and reshapes the cupid’s bow through removing skin and tissue from under the nose. The lip is then lifted, exposing a large portion of the upper lip and increasing the volume of the visible lip. Patients are left with subtle, natural results that will have their friends wondering how they revamped their beauty routine. Scarring is very inconspicuous, with most patients barely noticing where the incision was placed. The result is permanently plump lips and a youthful smile thanks to more teeth showing, leaving you looking fresh and rejuvenated.