With age, the skin of the face loses elasticity. And the area around the mouth is subject to a particular aging process: the position of the teeth changes, the bones of the face recede, and the upper lip arch and the dimples shift downwards. The distance between the nose and the corners of the lips increases constantly. As a consequence, the "support" for the upper lips gets lost and the lips get longer, thinner and more flaccid.
With an upper lip lift, women of a certain age can win back a younger-looking smile. In most cases the people around them won't notice the surgery: Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch is renowned for her smooth technique and for natural-looking results.
In an upper lip lifting, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch makes a small incision in the nasal atrium and removes several millimeters of skin. Because of the reduced skin, the upper lip will look once again full and youthful.
Upon request, the experienced aesthetic surgeon will also improve on the same occasion smaller and deeper lines. For example, deep wrinkles such as the nasolabial fold or small lines around the mouth. Depending on the patient's situation, Dr. Camenisch may use a fat transfer procedure or an injection with hyaluronic acid.
For perfect results and to achieve a radiant, natural-looking facial look, the experienced specialist for aesthetic and plastic surgery will often recommend combining the upper lip lift with other cosmetic surgeries.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, between 45 and 60 minutes.
Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch performs the upper lip lifting surgery as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG in Zurich.
Anesthesia or local anesthesia
1 to 2 days
Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will remove the suture after 5 to 7 days. Then you must wear Steri strips for the next 2 to 4 days. After this period, you may apply makeup again, albeit carefully. In the first 7 days after the procedure, you must avoid practicing intensive sports activities, going to the sauna and intense sun exposure.
A lifting of the upper lips may cause hematomas, postoperative hemorrhages, swellings, impairment of the wound healing, infections, and tearing of the sutures. Temporary feelings of numbness in the treated area may also occur.
The costs for an upper lip lifting are agreed upon in advance and include consultation, operation, anesthesia, medicine, clinic stay, checkup and potential corrections.