A PERMANENT SOLUTION for FULLER LIPS!
The Wells Lip Lift is just $3500, performed in our in-house surgical suite.
Make a dramatic improvement in the youthful appearance of your face.
A lip lift is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the lips by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the vermilion border, or the edge around the upper lip, in this case. This is done by shortening the upper lip area, which gives the lips a more aesthetically pleasing shape and prominence.
A lip lift procedure is distinguished from lip enhancement which is the non-surgical augmentation of the lips done with injectable dermal filler.
An upper lip lift, also known as upper lip shortening, is for patients who are unhappy with the length of their upper lip area or want more prominent fuller looking lips. This in turn makes you appear younger, as the area above the lips becomes lax and lengthens with aging.
The upper lip in this case refers to the area between the middle column of the nose and the beginning of the pink area of the lip. The ideal length of this area is approximately 12-15 millimeters, and varies with the individual patients features. The lip lift will adjust the upper lip to fall within this optimal range.
Actual Wells Patient
The Lip Lift Procedure
The approach Dr. Wells uses is the bullhorn upper lip lift. It involves making a gull wing shaped incision directly under the nose where it meets the upper lip. This is also known as a subnasal upper lip lift since the incision is placed below the nose. This diagram shows the shape of the incision, which looks like a bullhorn shape or gull wing shape. The incision follows the natural shape of the area just below the nose, which easily hides your scar. The area of skin within the bullhorn incision is removed, lifted and edges sutured together in the deep layers of the skin to reduce visibility of the suture line.
Lip lift recovery is approximately 5-7 days before sutures are removed and swelling decreases. You will experience a moderate amount of swelling the first 72 hours, treated with cold compresses. Pain is minimal and controlled with oral pain reliever. The procedure is outpatient, performed in our in-house surgical suite, and takes about two hours.
"Before Voluma everyone was always asking me if I was sick or sad – and that’s enough to make you sad. After Voluma I get “Hello” and “How are you”, no more sick and sad, just a lot of smiles. I never smiled before Voluma, now I can’t stop smiling."—Cynthia
"Susan does all my skin care and this is the best my face has ever looked. I wish I had come to her years ago. She is honest, not pushy, gives you options and is very concerned. She wants to make you feel good."—Mary
"My experience with Dr. Wells and his team was amazing. I was always treated like family, yet professional at the same time. I appreciate Dr. Wells and his surgical team boosting my self-confidence, especially the moment I walked through the surgery center door. Thank you Dr. Wells for helping me love my body again."—Brittany
"Dr. Wells and his staff surpassed any expectations I had. They were with me with each step of the process. The kindness and compassion shown went above and beyond. They are truly the best and the results are fantastic. I am so thankful for my experience."—Leslie
"Wonderful Doctor & staff…great experience and amazing results. Thank you for everything."—Amanda
"I love the results of my surgery. I would tell any mother that is thinking of having Mommy Makeover surgery to do this for herself. I also LOVE Dr. Wells and his staff – they were all great."—Lisa
"I had great big bags under my eyes that had become permanent after a sad period in my life. Rejuvapen literally swept the bags away and made my under eyes smooth again. I couldn't believe it!"—Christi
"For my chronic acne Susan began treatments on my face including chemical peels that put my skin in the freshest, best shape possible to allow my skin to heal. After a month and a half my skin was completely clear."—Rachel
"Building on Dr. Wells' reconstruction work, Susan Wells accentuated my chin by using Juvederm to give it additional contours and a very natural look. I am beyond thrilled and honestly amazed at how good I look now."—Stacey
"I was always embarrassed to go to the pool or the beach because of all the hair on my back. I was constantly shaving where I could before I went out. Having Laser Hair Reduction on my back has been life changing. I literally feel like a new man."—Reed
"I had my brows done back in December, Bailey Rae Hancock is awesome. I have had tons of compliments, wish I had done it sooner!"—Susan
"I'll start by saying I'm a 39 year old male and slowly over time I have lost a lot of volume in my face. I'm very happy with the results and Rachel is top notch. Very kind and personable and has treated me with honesty and care. Also very recently I have had flare ups of cystic acne and have been seeing Lisa Combs for that. The first time I saw her I had a chemical peel and a couple weeks ago I had an IPL Acne treatment. My face has not been this clear in a long time. "—Nathan B.
"Dr. Wells was wonderful doing my breast reduction/lift surgery. I am so pleased with my results and wish I would have done it sooner! His staff are all so sweet and welcoming. He has great bedside manner as well. "—Another happy Wells patient