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Lip lift

A lip lift raises an excessively thin upper lip, giving a very natural result since lip height is increased without excessive projection. This intervention avoids a duck face, which is seen all too often after excessive filler (hyaluronic acid) injections.


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  • Who is a lip lift intended for?
    A lip lift is for patients whose lip is too thin and who want to increase its height and make it look fuller. This restores a feminine-looking mouth.
  • Why have a lip lift rather than hyaluronic acid injections?
    This short intervention can redefine upper lips that are too thin for hyaluronic acid injections. A lot of hyaluronic acid would have to be injected to obtain a good height for an excessively thin lip. The result might be satisfactory front on, but would be too protruding from a sideways angle, giving an unsightly duck face that is avoided by a lip lift. Furthermore, a lip lift gives a definitive result, unlike injections, which have to be repeated several times.
  • Is this a painful intervention?
    This intervention is not particularly painful. There may be some discomfort for a few days after the intervention, which is relieved effectively by level 1 analgesics (e.g. Paracetamol).

Useful information

Before the intervention

  • 2 consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • Stop smoking 1 month before the intervention
  • Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Pre-operative photos are taken.
  • 15-day reflection period between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • Local anaesthetic in conjunction with diazanalgesia, or general anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 30-45 minutes on average.
  • You can go home the same day as the intervention (outpatient procedure).

After the intervention

  • There may be oedemata and ecchymoses for a few days after the intervention.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment for 1 week.
  • Return to work: after 1-8 days, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: after 10 days.
  • Final result obtained: immediately, with the definitive result once the oedema has completely disappeared (after a few days).
  • Follow-up consultations after 1 and 6 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.


  • Lip lift
    From 7,000 CHF


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