Lip Lift

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: Starting at ~$4,000

Procedure Time: 1 hour

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks

Introduction to

Surgical Lip Lift

Over time, factors associated with aging, genetics, and sun exposure can lead to a lengthening of the cutaneous or skin-related portion of the upper lip, causing the facial proportions to be out of balance and the red lip to appear less voluminous and youthful. The lips are the conductors of communication in all facets of life, as well as being wondrous works of art, which is why they should represent you with a pleasing appearance. At Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL, we believe that the transformative power of facial aesthetics can make all the difference. Among the many procedures we offer, the Lip Lift stands out as a remarkable way to enhance the beauty of your smile and revitalize your overall facial appearance. Whether you desire a subtle refinement or a more dramatic change, our team, led by Dr. Blake Raggio, is dedicated to helping you achieve the beautiful lips you’ve always dreamed of. Discover the art of the Lip Lift with us, where your journey to fuller and more youthful lips begins!

We invite you to schedule a consultation or read below to learn more about one of the best Lip Lift Birmingham has to offer.

Lip Lift Expert In Birmingham, AL

What is Surgical Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift is a sophisticated cosmetic surgical procedure offered at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery, that aims to enhance the appearance of your lips by elevating and reshaping the upper lip. This elevation is achieved by precisely removing the redundant or excess cutaneous portion of the upper lip via a meticulously crafted skin excision hidden underneath the nose. This minimally invasive skin excision, when well executed, not only restores the facial proportions of the lower third but also provides a more youthful shape and contour to the vermilion (red portion) of the lips by creating a fuller, better-defined, and overall more appealing lip appearance. The surgical lip lift represents a popular and powerful solution for individuals who desire fuller lips with improved definitions. During the procedure, Dr. Raggio will meticulously remove any extra skin and reposition the underlying tissue to support,  lift, and reshape the upper lip and mouth region.

Dr. Blake Raggio and his team are experts in performing this procedure, ensuring that it harmonizes with your facial features and complements your natural beauty. Whether you desire subtle improvements or a more pronounced change, a Surgical Lip Lift can help you achieve the ideal balance and aesthetics for the lips you’ve always dreamed of.

What are the benefits of Lip Lift?

A Birmingham Lip Lift with Dr. Blake Raggio offers a range of benefits for individuals seeking to enhance the aesthetics of their lips. Some of the advantages our patients have been able to enjoy from this procedure include:

  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Facial proportions are more balanced
  • Increased lip volume
  • Long-lasting results
  • More youthful appearance
  • Natural-looking

Who are the best candidates for the Lip Lift procedure?

The Lip Lift procedure is suitable for individuals who seek to enhance the appearance of their lips and achieve a more youthful, balanced, and aesthetically pleasing look. The best candidates for a Lip Lift in Birmingham, AL should have the following characteristics:

  • Have limited tooth exposure or cannot see any upper teeth when not smiling
  • The corners of the mouth are downturned or create a “frown” appearance
  • Desire fuller lips
  • Experiencing facial asymmetry
  • Lack lip definition
  • The upper red lip is too far from the nose
  • In good overall health
  • Maintains realistic expectations
  • Have no history of abnormal scarring
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First steps of Lip Lift Surgery

What’s the first step when considering a Surgical Lip Lift?

When you visit the boutique cosmetic facial surgery practice of Blake Raggio, M.D. in Birmingham, AL for a Lip Lift consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns for your lips and have Dr. Raggio answer any questions for you about the surgery. He will then evaluate the shape, size, and proportions of your lips to assess if a Lip Lift is the best solution for you. This evaluation will also include a discussion about your medical history to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and prevent any unnecessary risks. It’s very important to be open and honest when having this discussion because any information you provide Dr. Raggio will help him avoid any unnecessary complications.

Once you and Dr. Raggio have discussed and agreed upon every aspect of your surgery, he will create your custom procedure plan. Before you leave, our Patient Care Coordinator will help you schedule the day and time of your lip lift procedure and provide you with some instructions to follow. Quotes and pricing will be provided as well, including available financing options.

What to expect on the day of Lip Lift Surgery

On the day of your Surgical Lip Lift with Dr. Raggio, you will have the opportunity to meet with him and discuss your procedure one more time, finalizing any details. He may make some small temporary markings on the lips to coordinate the location, vectors, and overall positions of the incisions. You will also meet with the anesthesia provider who will ask you some medical questions and then administer local anesthesia with or without sedation to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the process, depending on what is decided upon during your initial consultation. Of note, if patients elect to perform the lip lift under local anesthetic, you have the option to add oral sedation and/or the use of nitrous oxide to further enhance your experience. Just know that if sedation of any kind is used (oral or intravenous), then you will require a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you overnight.

During the actual procedure itself, after local administration of numbing medication has been completed, Dr. Raggio will then skillfully perform the Lip Lift using carefully designed and well-concealed incisions beneath the base of the nose and possibly along the outer edges of the natural lip line, depending on the technique you and he choose. He will remove any excess skin using precise measurements and then strategically reposition the remaining tissue to elevate and evert your upper lip. Once the tissues have been repositioned satisfactorily, Dr. Raggio will personally close the incisions with multi-layered closure using a meticulous suture technique to approximate the incisions in a tension-free manner to ensure optimal wound healing with minimal scarring. Lastly, Dr. Raggio may apply some ointment and/or bandages for additional protection.

The surgery typically takes about one hour, and depending on the sedation administered, you can expect to spend 45 minutes to an hour in the recovery bay with a dedicated nursing staff. In the recovery area after the procedure, your detailed post-operative care instructions will be reviewed to promote proper healing.

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Lip Lift Recovery

After your Lip Lift in Birmingham AL with Dr. Blake Raggio, you will be monitored in our recovery room until you awaken from sedation. Once Dr. Raggio believes you are ready for safe discharge from the facility, you will be released from our care. Please know that if sedation of any kind is used (oral or intravenous), then you will require a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you overnight.

As you recover, it is important to give your body time to heal. There will be some swelling and bruising around your lips but should subside over the next one to two weeks. We encourage our patients to avoid any strenuous activities for the first one to two weeks and to follow the specific guidelines for eating, drinking, smiling, and talking that we give you.

How much does Lip Lift cost in Birmingham, AL?

The cost of Lip Lift in Birmingham with Dr. Blake Raggio can vary based on several factors, including the specific technique used, the extent of the procedure, and individual patient needs. To determine the precise cost and discuss financing options, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raggio so that he can create your personalized surgical plan. Once this is made, our Patient Care Coordinator will be able to provide you with a pricing quote with a detailed cost breakdown.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for your Lip Lift?

Dr. Blake Raggio embodies a holistic approach to Lip Lift Surgery, prioritizing each patient’s unique goals and concerns. With a comprehensive facial analysis, he meticulously evaluates all aspects before recommending personalized surgical or non-surgical interventions. Dr. Raggio’s patient-centric philosophy ensures collaboration throughout the treatment journey, culminating in a tailored plan that prioritizes patient satisfaction.

Utilizing proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, Dr. Raggio strives to achieve durable and natural-looking results aligned with the patient’s cultural and ethnic values. His commitment extends to upholding classical beauty ideals, ensuring outcomes that stand the test of time.

Dr. Raggio’s success is indicative of his esteemed credentials and qualifications. 

He strongly believes in educating the next generation of clinicians and serves as a Clinical Adjunct professor with the Faulkner Physician Assistant Studies Program, as a Clinical Adjunct professor with Tulane University Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery in New Orleans Louisiana, and as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

He is an active member of multiple medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS)

Lastly, Dr. Raggio is one of only a few Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the entire Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, and has obtained rare Dual board certification in both Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best Lip Lift care and service with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

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If you are looking for a long-lasting improvement in your lip’s appearance, then we recommend calling the practice of Blake Raggio, M.D., and scheduling your Surgical Lip Lift consultation in Birmingham, AL. You can request an appointment through our website or by calling our office directly, where one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to get you started on achieving your desired lips.

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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