Lip Lift In San Diego

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that refreshes the area around the mouth by correcting and reshaping the cosmetic appearance of the lips to boost the prominence of the vermilion border and enhance the look of the lips. As we age, the upper lip begins to lose tone and sags, covering the upper teeth and therefore making our face appear “longer” or “drawn.” A lip lift shortens the space between the top of the lips and the bottom of the nose through a bullhorn-shaped strip of skin below the nostrils.

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Lip lift La Jolla
Lip lift La Jolla
Lip lift La Jolla
Lip lift La Jolla

What are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?

Your customized lip treatment in La Jolla can be targeted to:

  • Eliminate wrinkles and improve the surface appearance of the skin on and around your lips
  • Create a more symmetric and balanced lip and facial appearance
  • Lift the sagging downward turned corners of your lips
  • Provide the soft, pouty and full feminine mouth appearance of youth

What are the Risks?

Lip lift is an overwhelmingly safe procedure. Some of the risks involved with a lip lift can include bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, bruising, lip distortions, numbness, paresthesia, scarring, stiffness in the lips and swelling.

Am I a Candidate for a Lip Lift?

Good candidates for a lip lift procedure in San Diego are men and women of any age dissatisfied with their lips and mouth appearance. Dr. Malone will examine your particular needs and provide you with the various options for treatments that will be best suited to enhance your lips. Patients should have realistic expectations of their results. During a consultation with Dr. Malone, it will be determined if a lip lift procedure is the right choice for you and what you are looking to get done.

Recovery from Lip Lift

You can expect minor pain and a feeling of tightness in the lips after your procedure. There may be some bruising and swelling, especially in the first 72 hours. Using cold compresses over the upper lip can help reduce the swelling. The sutures are usually removed five days or so after surgery.

Lip lift La Jolla

During your consultation, Dr. Malone will evaluate your lips and discuss a customized plan to fit your needs. She will listen to your concerns and make a recommendation on the optimal lip treatments for your goals. Your treatment will be based on your facial anatomy and personal aesthetic preferences in order to provide you with the best lip rejuvenation treatment that is just right for you.

  • Increase lip volume
  • Reduce lip wrinkles
  • Enhance your lips
  • Rejuvenate your smile

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A lip lift procedure involves removing excessive upper lip skin beneath the nose. A specific geometric pattern is made often reflecting four surgical categories: direct lip lift (DLL), indirect lip lift (ILL), corner of the mouth lift (CML) and the V-Y lip advancement (VYLA).

Lip Lift Scarring

The innovative minimal access incisions that Dr. Malone utilizes yield a discreet and hidden incision line that goes unnoticed.

Non-Surgical Lip Lift

There are many great options for treatments without undergoing any surgery. Dr. Malone’s practice has different injectable and collagen induction treatments to give you the best non-surgical lip enhancement to fit your needs.

Lip Enhancement is one of the most common requests from our patients. In our La Jolla practice, we treat many patients to achieve a symmetric, balanced and plush pouty feminine mouth shape as seen in magazines. Dr. Malone is well versed in a variety of lip enhancement techniques that provide a natural and soft appearance and restores facial balance and harmony while never drawing attention to an ‘overdone’ look. Dr. Malone’s treatments are highly individualized and customized for each patient to address their specific concerns and needs.

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr Melanie Malone MD, FACS

Dr. Malone's approach in La Jolla is all about personalization, tailoring treatments specifically to address your unique concerns and aesthetic goals. Our goal is to bring out a rejuvenated appearance that mirrors the vitality you feel within. Dr. Malone's expertise ensures seamless enhancements, avoiding any unwarranted attention. She achieves the subtle refreshment that helps bring back what a restful night's sleep used to give. Dr. Malone's aesthetic is characterized by its natural, gentle, and harmonious qualities, empowering you to confidently present your best self. Her aspiration is to assist every patient in achieving a naturally balanced aesthetic, ensuring you always project your most confident self.

Dr. Malone holds prestigious Fellow status in The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American College of Surgeons. This remarkable honor is granted to a select group of surgeons based on their exceptional training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical standards.

Committed to perfecting her craft and achieving technical excellence, Dr. Malone successfully completed her fellowship under the mentorship of the esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono. Dr. Jacono is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in advancing the deep plane facelift technique, which not only minimizes noticeable scarring but also revitalizes the underlying facial tissues. This innovative approach steers clear of the artificial results commonly linked to traditional facelift methods. Leveraging Dr. Jacono's pioneering technique, Dr. Malone offers her patients remarkably natural and authentic outcomes in facial rejuvenation.

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