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How long does liplift last?

In order for the lip lift surgery to look natural and aesthetic, many aesthetic surgeons explain that the ideal size of the lip lift should be between 12 mm and 15 mm. With lip lift operation, the upper lip is reshaped by tightening the muscles in the lip section. The shaping process takes about 60 minutes and the healing process varies between 5 days and 7 days on average.

As there are four different types of Lip-Lift surgery, each type of application is applied at different times.

Bullhorn lip lift;

It is the most popular technique among people of all ages. It shortens the distance between the upper lip and the nose. As a result, there is enlargement of the lips. The point to be noted here is that the lip size and the aesthetic ratio of the face should be balanced.


It is the process of enlarging the lips by placing a previously removed piece of skin or scar tissue in the deeper lip parts of the patient.

Gull-wing lip lift;

It is the process of removing the skin strip just above the lip. After the stitches are removed, the lip looks more voluminous and fuller. It can be preferred for patients with very thin/narrow lips.

Corner lip-lift;

It is a preferred method to make the face more cheerful by lifting the lips from the lip corners. The skin is taken only from the outer corners of the lips.

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How painful is lip-lift procedure?

Before lip filling, topical anesthetic creams are applied to the lip so that the patient does not feel pain. Thanks to these applied creams, patients do not feel pain. However, this pain may differ according to the patient’s pain threshold. Some patients may feel a lot of pain and soreness.

Local anesthetic is injected to the patients with low pain threshold. Thus, the operation is carried out more comfortably. Between 60 minutes and 120 minutes, the effect of local anesthetic creams wears off and the patient can return to his normal life. Edema and bruising may occur on the lip between the first 1 week to 10 days. During this healing process, it is recommended that patients stay away from blood thinners or beverages, herbal teas, and aspirin, especially before the procedure.