Do you look in the mirror and wish you had fuller, more alluring lips? With time, as your skin tissues become less resilient, the area between the upper lip and nose can become longer. You may have inherited a thinner upper lip, or your lips have lost youthful plumpness over time. A lip lift is a simple and effective procedure used to elevate and volumize the upper lip, shortening distances between your nose and upper lip. At Face Austin, we offer this lip augmentation procedure to produce subtle but beautiful changes in your overall facial look.
What is the recovery time after a lip lift?
A lip lift does not involve a long recovery. During the early stage of healing, you can expect swelling and bruising, and the area may feel tight. Ensure you take gentle walks after your surgery, and avoid talking, laughing, or vigorous chewing while you heal. Sleep with your head elevated on a wedge or three pillows, and do not sleep on your side. This will help minimize swelling and speed healing.
You will have prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable during the first few days. Take your medications with food and antibiotics as scheduled. Eat foods that require minimal chewing, and avoid salads, meat that requires more chewing, and other such foods. You must avoid very hot or salty foods for 48 as well as any food that requires you to open your mouth more than one inch. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.