So the lip lift was a procedure I was always...
Anyway, so I went out under anesthesia since I was doing two procedures. When I woke up, I was in a lot of pain, but I attribute most of it to the cheek implants. In fact, the cheek implants were the worst part of my recovery and I hardly felt any pain from the lip lift, just tightness. I do think its a very painless procedure, even if I had gotten it done under local. I got my stitches out I believe 8 days later? Maybe it was 6, not sure. But wow the scar was BARELY NOTICEABLE even that soon after surgery. By now, I'm nearly 2 months postop, and it's pretty much invisible. I have so much more confidence with my lips now. The lip lift is the only procedure I've gotten out of rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, lip injections, cheek injections, and cheek implants, that people did not notice and didn't ask me if i had it done. it looks super natural and is probably my favorite procedure to date(but I love all of them).
I will post a review of my cheek implants since I know that is another "rare" surgery, but I do not feel that I've recovered enough to show accurate photos of that. Also, I have gained some weight and am trying to lose that before I show side by side photos of my cheeks. But I love them so far and will post a review soon for them!
ALL of my lip lift pictures are with no makeup on, so you can see exactly how the scar looks without being covered. I am telling you guys who are interested in getting this, do not fear the scar! It is not that bad at all. The trade off is worth it as this procedure really enhances your beauty. A short philtrum and full lips are very attractive. With makeup, the scar is completely undetectable. i will tell you guys that the scar from my breast implants currently 1 year post op, while light and almost unnoticeable, is still more noticeable than my lip lift scar 2 months out. I have no doubt that my lip lift scar will fade completely. For me, the trade off of having tooth show was worth the dreaded scar and I was prepared to have to wear makeup to cover it always but I'm pleasantly surprised that I don't have to! At worst, it just looks like your nose was running and got a little red, but even then no one has ever asked me about it and I don't wear makeup 90% of the time. This procedure along with my cheeks has given me so much extra confidence.
Dr. Moshyedi and the patient coordinator Jennifer are really great and have helped me through all of my surgeries. They are very easy to get in contact with postop and Dr. Moshyedi has a great aesthetic eye. Highly recommend him as a surgeon if you live in the DC area as his results are fantastic and his prices are very reasonable.