Enhance and lift your smile with a Corner Lip Lift
What procedures are available to improve or enhance my lips?
These can be broken down to three main groups –
The injection of LIP FILLERS to increase volume, improve shape and to improve lip lines
Minor SURGICAL procedures called LIP LIFT and CORNER LIP LIFT for a permanent lip rejuvenation.
While LIP FILLERS are by far one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic medicine the world over LIP FLIPS and LIFTS are two alternative procedures that are becoming increasingly popular options as they address issues that may not be addressed sufficiently by fillers alone.
Mouth shape varies considerably between people. In some, the corners are naturally perky and turn upwards giving the impression of a happy face. In others the corners are naturally turned down giving the appearance of mild jowls and a sad or worried look.
With aging, many find that skin laxity and gravity together cause sagging of the corners of the mouth which start to drop, “turning your smile upside down” and giving the impression of more pronounced jowls and a sadder and more aged appearance.
The Corner Lip Lift is a simple procedure to lift the corners of the mouth to give a happier and younger appearance. At GMC we call this the “face lift” of the mouth.
Filler injections into the corners of the mouth are used to fill and lift them to some degree, and needs to be repeated at six-month intervals. Likewise, botulinum injections can also used to help the muscles at the corner of the mouth pull upwards, and these need to be repeated at four-month intervals. These may be a worthwhile initial treatment before deciding on the corner lift, but they are not long lasting result.
It is a minor surgical procedure, using local anaesthesia only, which anatomically corrects the problem giving a long-term improvement.
It is a surgical procedure, although a minor one. Possibilities of over-correction, under-correction or asymmetry, but these are minimal in experienced hands. Infrequently, the scar healing may not be as fine as expected (keloid) but this can be managed so that the results will still be very good.
This is carried out painlessly in our procedure room under local anaesthesia only, although mild sedation for extra comfort is available if required. The procedure usually takes 20-30 minutes.
The lip is assessed in consultation to decide the degree of lifting required with consideration to your personal preferences. A small triangular section of skin and muscle to be removed from each corner is then marked out and removed under local anaesthesia.
The lip lift and corner lip lift can be carried out together where required for further rejuvenation.
The very fine sutures are removed in a week, there is minimal if any swelling present. There will be a fine, short (7-9mm) red scar in the groove of the corner of the mouth gradually fades over two or three months, and this may be assisted by the use of a medical grade silicone gel. Most patients would have no problem being out in public once the sutures are removed.
The total package for a standard Corner Lip Lift is $1600, and if combined with a Upper Lip Lift $3600, both options include the procedure, sedation if required and
- Review appointments
- Vita Sol Collagen Boost Pure Marine Collagen 210g powder to encourage healing and skin integrity
- 24/7 support and care of your practitioner
Most concerns have more than one course of treatment. Feel free to contact us so one of our team can discuss options for your unique concern.