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Introduction to Lip Lift

Imagine turning your lips into a cover-worthy silhouette, one that turns heads in Tampa from the bay to the bridges. If you are dreaming of a fuller, more youthful smile that perfectly frames your face, then it’s time to see Dr. Bhat at Ravive Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL. It’s our job to enhance your natural beauty with a world-class Lip Lift procedure. With Dr. Bhat’s expertise and unique beauty approach, you can achieve the lips you’ve always desired. Dr. Deepa Bhat is an award-winning plastic surgeon, recently being elected as a Tampa 2024 Top Doc. Keep reading this page to discover if a Lip Lift in Tampa is what you’ve been looking for all these years.

What is Lip Lift?

Either due to genetics or age, the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose can be longer than normal, causing an older, aged appearance. A Lip Lift is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the appearance of the lips by shortening the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose. It is a popular solution for individuals who desire fuller lips with improved definitions. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the remaining tissue is repositioned to lift and reshape the upper region of the mouth.

With a Lip Lift from Dr. Bhat at Ravive Plastic Surgery, you can achieve the fuller, more balanced lips you’ve always desired, enhancing your overall facial harmony and boosting your confidence in your smile.

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What are the Benefits of Lip Lift?

Lip Lift Surgery in Tampa offers several benefits for individuals looking to enhance their lip appearance, such as:

  • Enhanced Lip Shape
  • Increased Lip Volume
  • Improved Lip Symmetry
  • Youthful Lip Rejuvenation
  • Permanent Results

Who are the Best Candidates for Lip Lift?

The best candidates for a Lip Lift procedure are individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their lips and desire to achieve a more balanced and pleasing lip contour. Ideal candidates may have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Thin or Flat Lips
  • Long Upper Lip
  • Lack of Definition
  • Dissatisfaction with Lip Fillers

What’s the First Step?

The first step to undergoing a Lip Lift procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat at Ravive Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and concerns regarding your lips and mouth. Dr. Bhat will evaluate your lip shape, including the size and proportion, and assess whether a Lip Lift is an appropriate solution for you.

She will also review your medical history to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Once you and Dr. Bhat have discussed and agreed upon a treatment plan, you can schedule your lip lift procedure.

What to Expect on the Day of Lip Lift

On the day of your Lip Lift procedure, you will arrive at Ravive Plastic Surgery in Tampa, where our team will greet you. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Bhat will mark the incision lines on your lips. You will then be given a local anesthetic to numb the area around your mouth. This will ensure that you are relaxed and minimize any discomfort moving forward.

During the procedure, Dr. Bhat will carefully make incisions along the natural crease at the base of the nose, allowing for discreet and well-hidden scars. Excess skin is then removed, and the underlying muscle and remaining tissue are skillfully repositioned to elevate the upper lip. This results in a shorter distance between the nose and upper lip, enhancing the visibility of the “vermilion border” (the distinct edge of the lips) and creating a more youthful and attractive lip shape.

The entire Lip Lift procedure typically takes about 1 hour, depending on the case and any additional procedures being performed.

Lip Lift Recovery

After your Lip Lift, it is important to give your body time to heal. You can expect some swelling and bruising around your lips, which will subside in the days following your procedure. Dressings or sutures may be placed along the incision site.

Streneous activities should be avoided, and specific guidelines for eating and drinking should be followed. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Bhat to monitor healing progress.

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How Much Does Lip Lift Cost in Tampa, FL?

The average cost of a lip lift in Tampa Bay, FL typically starts at $2,500 and can go up to around $6,000. The price can vary depending on factors such as anesthesia costs, additional procedures, and the complexity of the surgery. For a personalized cost estimate, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat. During your consultation, our patient coordinator will provide a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

Deepa Bhat, MD has become an excellent choice for Lip Lift procedures in Tampa, FL. With her exceptional skills and artistic eye, she can transform your lips and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Bhat understands that every patient is unique, and she takes the time to listen to your goals and concerns to create a personalized treatment plan. Her compassionate approach will make you feel comfortable and supported throughout your journey.

Dr. Bhat is highly knowledgeable in performing every aspect of a Lip Lift with precision and artistry. Furthermore, Dr. Bhat is one of the few Florida plastic surgeons who is fellowship-trained in aesthetic procedures. This title can only be achieved by performing an additional year of training in exclusively cosmetic procedures after her seven years of training and completion of a plastic surgery residency. With Dr. Bhat, you can trust that you’re in the hands of a skilled surgeon who is dedicated to delivering natural-looking and beautiful results. Don’t wait any longer to enhance your smile!

Schedule Your Consultation

By taking the first step of scheduling a consultation, you will be on your way to achieving your desired lips. It can all start with a phone call; contact Ravive Plastic Surgery today to learn more about the lip lift procedure.

Lip Lift FAQs

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.