This procedure is performed at St John Of God Hospital, Geelong
ABOUT LIP LIFTS IN GEELONG
Lip lift is now a popular procedure. The idea behind a lip lift is to shorten the length of the upper lip and therefore show more of the upper teeth at rest and when smiling, as well as rotating the upper lip slightly outwards to give more upper lip fullness. This procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic in an office base setting. One of the key aims of the procedure is to minimise the visible scarring and to achieve this, the scar is kept in the shadow at the base of the nostrils and usually runs the distance of the base of the nose. Stitches usually need to be removed a week after the surgery. There is very little downtime from this procedure but of course as in all surgery there is risks including the possibility of more visible scarring though thankfully this is rare. Lip lift is often performed in association with other facial rejuvenating procedures such as chemical peel, fat grafting and face lift. If combined with larger procedures it is performed under general anaesthesia.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No you do not need a GP referral for lip lift.
Yes you can drive home after a lip lift provided the procedure is only performed under local anaesthetic. However it is preferable to have someone with you to take you to and from your procedure.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.