- What is a bullhorn lip lift?
- Why is it called a bullhorn lip lift?
- How does a bullhorn lip lift work?
- When’s the best time to get a lip lift?
Thanks in part to celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Angelina Jolie, a plump pout is becoming more and more popular. Fortunately, cosmetic treatments and procedures available today make achieving this look more convenient and possible than ever.
In fact, patients looking for fuller lips have a variety of choices, including injectable fillers, lip implants, and more. One option you may not be as familiar with is lip lift surgery, which has a number of compelling benefits compared to lip fillers.
One particularly interesting type of lip lift is the bullhorn lift. Read on to find out how it works and why now may be the perfect time to consider this exciting procedure.
What is a bullhorn lip lift?
In addition to the corner lip lift and gull-wing lip lift, the bullhorn lip lift is one of the most popular and transformative forms of lip rejuvenation surgery. A bullhorn lip lift, also known as a subnasal lip lift, specifically aims to reduce the space between the nose and lips in order to enhance the shape and volume of the upper lip.
Patients who may benefit most from a bullhorn lip lift often have one or more of the following concerns:
- Thin lips
- Asymmetrical lips
- Space between nose and lips is too wide
- Can’t see top teeth when smiling
Why is it called a bullhorn lip lift?
The bullhorn lip lift gets its name from the shape of the incision used during surgery, which runs horizontally between the nostrils with upturned ends, resembling a bull’s horns. This may sound frightening, but rest assured that Dr. Kaplan places lip lift incisions – which are exceedingly tiny – where they can be disguised within the natural lines of the face almost completely. Once the incision has healed, and the scar has faded, most patients consider any evidence of their procedure virtually imperceptible. Women who wear makeup are able to further conceal any tiny scar that may be visible.
How does a bullhorn lip lift work?
Depending on the details of your procedure, including whether any additional treatments are being combined with your lip lift, you may receive either local or general anesthesia. The procedure typically takes about 1 – 2 hours to complete. Following lip lift surgery, patients can expect some level of postoperative bruising, swelling, and discomfort, though these symptoms typically resolve within about two weeks. As the residual swelling resolves, which may take about one month, patients will begin to notice their stunning new mouth taking shape. While lip lift surgery can’t completely prevent future signs of aging, most patients can enjoy their lip lift results for many, many years.
When’s the best time to get a lip lift?
Our team fully understands the desire to keep cosmetic work discreet and wait until you have made a full recovery before returning to work and other social activities. This can often be challenging, particularly when the procedure was performed on your face. However, as we continue to wear masks to protect our communities from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more and more patients are taking the opportunity to finally undergo facial rejuvenation surgery. This allows them to conceal their postsurgical swelling and bruising underneath a mask without feeling out of place until they have fully recovered. If you have been thinking about lip lift, injectable lip fillers, lower facelift, or another treatment but have been concerned about recovering in public, now may be the right time to finally take the leap!
What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to plump your pout with a lip lift in Edgewater, NJ
We are all looking forward to the day when we can safely and comfortably return to our favorite activities without wearing masks. In the meantime, consider joining the many men and women in Edgewater, NJ and NYC who have finally decided to have the lip lift surgery they’ve always wanted. To schedule your one-on-one consultation with highly sought-after board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan, call The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today!