Bullhorn Lip Lift

Looking to add a youthful appearance by reducing the upper lip length?

The bullhorn lip lift otherwise known as a subnasal lip lift is an alternative procedure to short-term lip enhancing techniques such as dermal fillers (Restylane). This particular technique reduces the length of the patient’s upper lip. The bullhorn lip lift allows the upper teeth to become more visible when smiling, which is a sign of youthfulness. In this procedure, incisions are made directly underneath the nostrils. Excess skin is taken out, and the upper lip is pulled up, Shortening the length of the patient’s upper lip. Sutures are tied underneath the skin, not affecting nerves or muscle. The bullhorn lip lift allows the patients cupids bow to become more prominent, feminine and aesthetically pleasing.

Candidates for Bullhorn Lip Lift

The best candidates for this procedure have a much longer upper lip than desired. Some are born with long upper lips or a patient’s long upper lips may be a factor due to the natural aging process. Those who wish to lift their lips upward instead of outward(dermal fillers) may decide upon having this procedure.

After The Procedure

There may be slight swelling for up to 72 hours after the procedure. The patient can apply ice or cold compresses to the area to minimize swelling. If desired, Dr. Usha Rajagopal can prescribe pain medication to the patient after the procedure. Sutures may be removed in five to seven days after the procedure. Generally, lighter skin and thinner skin types heal more quickly then dark skin tones and thicker skin types. Healing may take 6 to 12 weeks.

How much does Bullhorn Lip Lift Cost?

Learn about financing options, discounts, and the cost of lip lifts on our costs & financing page. Or, call today to ask Dr. Rajagopal's staff.

If you have any questions regarding Bullhorn Lip Lift, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.

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