An Upper Lip Lift

I decided to get an upper lip lift because of...

I decided to get an upper lip lift because of excessive amount of skin (20 mm) that caused my lip to drop and look like a thin, floppy line. I also wanted my upper lip to appear wider and fuller.

My Doctor removed skin only (3,5 mm), no muscle hemming was involved. He used dissolvable stitches underneath my skin to prevent the scar from stretching, and finished it off with some removable ones on top to assure better healing.
The procedure itself lasted around 20 minutes. I somehow lost my sense of time, but as far as I can tell from an amazingly relaxing Modern Talking record playing in the background, it must have been around this time :) (As he told me, the last patient he operated on was really anxious before the surgery and demanded that Monern Talking record played as it put her at ease :) )
I only got some local anesthesia and it didn't hurt at all. I did a couple of hours ago, when the numbing wore off.

The pain wasn't too bad though, if a little annoying. My scar was itchy and felt uncomfortable, I couldn't eat or brush my teeth for 2 days. Yup, nasty - but it's good to know all the bad sides, and a not-so-fresh breath is one of them! I advise you use a really strong mouthwash not to neglect the teeth. It's barely possible to open your mouth wide enough to fit in with a brush, unless you buy an abnormally tiny one :)

I stuck to eating mixed soups, milkshakes and runny yougurts for 6-7 days, then I was finally able to chew... mashed potatoes :) I could go back to eating normal food after I got the stiches removed, but it may be just because of my newly developed obsessive-compulsive habit of not making my mouth move, which is to prevent the scar from stretching and falling apart :)

I still try not to smile wide and warn everyone against making me laugh :) It hurts just a bit, if not at all, but I'm overly cautious about the scar :) I think I'll smile in a month, now I'll just use smileys as a poor substitute of a grin :) At least they don't have to deal with a scar under their noses!

That's it for now, I hope you find it helpful :)

it's a miracle!

I don't know how that's possible, but I just measured my upper lip and to my surprise, it's 1.2 cm long on both sides of my lips, measuring from the outer border of the scar just beneath the nostril to the highest edge of my lip, whereas before the procedure it was sligthly over 2 cm! That means 8 mm of skin miraculously disappeared when only 3.5 mm was excised.

How did that happen? :)
Is my Doctor a wizard?

I was really happy to discover this and decided to let you know :)
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How is ur scar now؟!
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last picture which she already added look very good and scar look perfectly healing ;) i think... i am going to same doctor 25th april :)
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Hi, how much did you pay for everything In total Including your flights ect :) also do they have a website to get In contact with someone about having it done? Thanks xxx
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So pretty and nice hidden scar placement! Fantastic!
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so no gummy smile afterward?
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what about your teeth show? exactly what I wish is to make my tooth wisible when I opsn my lips .... please let me know. xxx
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Wow that's a good price! You look fabulous!
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Hi dear what's your doctor name and where he based ? Thank you
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It´s amazing, I love the results. Why did you choose this surgeon?, I´m from Spain, so it´s possible to travel one day. Did you do normal live after surgery? More pics pleeeeaseee...
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Ups, and please, how many zł did you cost the surgery?? Thanks a lot.
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it cost 3 000 zł :) I'll try to upload some new pictures soon, I've been terribly busy lately! And yes, I do live normal life right now , after the surgery :) I complained I couldn't smile normally but now everything is perfectly fine! :) The scar started to fade about 2 weeks ago, around 3 weeks ago it became as "flexible" as my old skin, and it feels comfortable. It disappears completely with just a touch of a concealer, no one ever noticed I had something done! :) I look better but I'd be more than surprised to hear "Wow, have you got your upper lip shortened?" :D
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Cieszę! to fantastyczne! Tak, ja uczę się polskiego! tylko trochę... :) I took a look at the website of your surgeon, and looks really good, as far as I know Polish surgeons have an excellent training. I wish I could travel to Poland but be operated out of your home country is complicated. I'm so glad that everything has turned out so well finally. We´ll be waiting for your pics.
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Powodzenia w nauce języka! :D I'm afraid I'll have to postpone adding any pictures for the time being as I'm dealing with a terrible cold right now and my nose and the skin around it (including the scar) is red, irritated and dry from wiping it and blowing my nose incessantly :) It looks way worse that normally because of that. I'll try to put a thick layer of some nourishing ointment overnight and if the redness is gone by tommorow I'll take pictures in daylight so that you'll see better :) Actually I've totally forgotten I had any plastic surgery. It just seems so weird... I think I must have gotten used to it :D I really can't remember how I looked before, it looks so natural that I can only tell the difference when I compare my new look to old pictures of me. I'm sorry I make you wait so long, because It's been quite a while since I last updated, but I'll try my best to finally do it tomorrow morning :)
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wow your lips are beautiful-im from germany and im really interested to get more information about the doctor because poland is not far away and its quite cheap over there-so thank u for answering :)
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you're welcome :)
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Wow that looks beautiful congratulations!!!Whats the name of your doctor?
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To all who ask about my doctor - his name is Dr. Piotr Osuch, but in case you didn't notice - I've got the procedure done in Poland! :) I did't provide his name up there^ just because I don't think anyone would consider travellig that far, even if they are from Europe! :) And as I can see the majority of the community is american, so I'm posting here mainly for "educational" purposes :D Cheers :)
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Your lips look INCREDIBLE!! And you have so little swelling just 11 days after the surgery! You must be very happy. Congrats!!!
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Hi dear who was your doctor ?
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Wow, very pretty! The scar is barely noticeable. I hope that you will post again as you heal. Congrats and Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you :) I will post again when I see some improvement, now it looks almost the same as on the first day without stitches. The scar turned more red than it was, but unfortunately this is an inherent part of the healing process :( Most probably I'll be getting laser treatments in around 3 months, when I'm able to take some time off, so stay tuned for that ;)
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Wonderful review! Thank you for your thorough descriptions. Without doubt, we'd all love to see continued healing photos. Congratulations!!
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Wow, what a difference!! Your lip looks beautiful and I hardly see the scar. It's good to see another wonderful result with a skin-only lip-lift. No distortion at all. Thank-you for sharing.
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Thank you for your great review with photos! It sounds like you're really on the mend. I can definitely see the difference in your before and after photos. Beautiful!

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