How long does it take for a WELL PERFORMED lip lift to heal?
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Lip lift - how long to heal?
- Healing varies from one person to the next. This is the usual progression of a lip lift -
- Week 1, sutures are removed, lip is swollen and incision visible.
- Week 2, swelling subsides, lip still feels stiff, incision redness makes it visible.
- Week 2 - 4, concealer can be applied to conceal lip
- Six months - final result with no swelling and faded or fading scar.
- Most people need to stay away from people who know them for 2 weeks after a lip lift - unless they have an explanation that diverts attention - the best is to say one had a minor injury which is of course, true.
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