The upper lip is composed of a a white skin area and a red skin area which is the upper lip. Performing an upper lip lift in Brussels aims to reduce the height of the white lip and to restaure harmonious proportions. Indeed, the aging process lengthens the white lip and refines the red lip. Therefore, the upper incisors become completely invisible when the mouth is half-open without smiling.
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Upper lip lift surgery in Brussels consists in reducing the height of the white lip by by excising the skin at the base of the nose. The scar is concealed in the nostrils and this surgery does not alter the nose.
The surgery may be performed alone or along other face surgeries such as facelift, lipofilling or blepharoplasty. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
Dr Ballieux gathered our patients most frequently asked questions about this procedure. If you want more precise information, don’t hesitate to contact us by filling out our online contact form.
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Recovery time always depends on the type and difficulty of the surgery. In general, the recovery process after any surgical procedure follows this chronology:
No matter how extensive the surgery is, there are always risks and complications involved. The main risk is a minor and transient swelling. The risk of infection and bleeding is very rare.
Although not very common, Dr. Ballieux will nevertheless discuss these rare complications with you during the consultation.
Some over-the-counter and prescription medications can cause complications before and after the procedure. Dr Ballieux advises against all medications containing aspirin, including anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant drugs, two weeks before surgery. This helps to limit pre- and postoperative bleeding. We also recommend you to avoid any herbal medicines (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginseng, gingko, kava, St. John’s wort, valerian), vitamin E and protein powders. These can interfere with anesthetic drugs by prolonging bleeding and impairing healing.
The scientific community is now unanimous regarding the harmful effects of smoking in the context of a surgery. These effects are numerous and can be responsible for major scarring complications and even surgical failure. Tobacco consumption also promotes infection and rejection of implantable materials (such as breast implants). Dr Ballieux recommends that you quit smoking completely 6 to 8 weeks before your surgery.
The cost of an upper lip lift surgery amounts to approximately 2000 euros. This cost includes all costs related to the procedure: surgeon’s fees, operating aid, hospitalization and operating room fees, as well as any implants. However, this cost is not contractual, as it depends on the difficulty of the operation and the specificity of each patient.
Due to a law enacted on March 25, 1964, by the Belgian Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products, the publication of any before/after surgery photo on websites is forbidden in Belgium. During your consultation, Dr Ballieux provides you a digital photo album illustrating the before and after results of an upper lip lift surgery.
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