About Lip Lift
Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Andre Y. Levesque offers lip lift surgery (Bullhorn lip lift) at his practice in Austin, TX. An upper lip lift is a surgical procedure that should only be done by a board-certified surgeon. When people look at faces, they focus on the eyes and mouth, so the lips have a very important role in how others perceive you. The relationship of the upper lip to the nose determines the relationship and harmony between the lower and middle thirds of your face. The length of the upper lip plays a big role in facial proportions.
Ideal candidates for a lip lift procedure are those who need to improve the shape and balance of the upper lip without needing additional volume. Patients who have had filler in the upper lip and continue to have the lip roll inward due to a long upper lip. Once the long upper lip is shortened volume can be added to maximize the fullness of the lip. Dr Levesque evaluates all patients in consultation to see if they are candidates for lip lift in his Austin, TX office.
"I went to Dr. Levesque for some liposuction on the hard to lose areas of my thighs and flanks. He made sure my expectations were realistic and exactly what he could and couldn't do. He was very detailed in describing the procedure and very patient with questions. It is very obvious he truly cares about his patients and won't just do any procedure a patient wants, but will do what he can to ensure the patient will be happy with the results. For example, I wanted lipo on my rear end. Alot of it. He told me that if he did too much, I would get saggy and explained clearly why what I wanted wasn't a good idea. Other plastic surgeons might have just done it anyway. I felt extremely comfortable with him and trusted him completely. I'm very glad I did! I am extremely happy with my results and would never hesitate to do another procedure with him."- J.H. / Google / May 10, 2019
"Helen is simply the best and a total doll! I have been seeing her for over 12 years now for dysport injections and not only is it painless, I come out flawless every time!"- A.R. / Google / Jul 01, 2020
"Far Exceeded Expectations - The scars are healing fine and natural looking - After meeting with several top rated plastic surgeons in Austin, I found Dr. Levesque. He was the only one willing to do a Deep plane facelift under local anesthesia, right in his office. This, along with his entire practice/staff, level of professionalism and explanation, etc., gave me complete confidence in having him do the procedure. I was still nervous going into procedure day, but truly, I am still amazed that I literally walked out of there looking like nothing had happened (well, other than the stitches under the bandages, ha!) and feeling fine. I walked the dog when I got home, and was able to shower and wash my hair the next day. I will try to post some photos that show the minimal amount of bruising. The truth is, I could have gone most anywhere and with only swelling, only someone who knew me would have wondered if I'd had a procedure done, and this from day 1!!! I guess that using local involves being given something that minimizes blood circulation in the area during the procedure, so there was just almost no bruising. It has been 2.5 months since the surgery. The scars are healing fine. I still have a bit of tightness in my right neck and some numbness on sides of my face and around ears, but that's about it. The really cool thing is that it is just so natural looking."- N. / RealSelf / Mar 14, 2023
"Lipo Arms, Upper back, bra rolls, upper chest,abdomen,inner thighs - I've had some lipo done before which had a positive impact on my actual body shape( lower ab/ flanks). I lose and gain weight often due to depression so i've been working on it. This time, when I gained weight it looks went to my upper body is a serious way. Also i've gained visceral fat in my upper abdomen that can only be reduced by diet and exercise, so that's my current task . In the meantime , i've grown tired or this heavier weight up top so i've been researching doctors for a few months around Texas. I also had consults with surgeons in Atlanta and Miami . I was attracted to those flashier doctors at first because they do really aggressive lipo and I feel like I need aggressive especially since i've had some lipo before. That means there will be scar tissue in some areas that will be tougher to maneuver. I'm not interested in a BBL or fat transfer. I'm never going to be a skinny person nor am I gym rat often enough to build and maintain a 6 pack and perfect toned arms and legs. I'm not saying it's impossible but it is improbable. I'm realistic about my expectations with lipo so I know that once this procedure is done , i still have work to do in order to get the upper abs to flatten. In any case , I decided against the Miami doctors because I saw a lot of stories online about women dying on the operating table from various missteps of the surgeons. Of course I know not all Miami doctors are bad but I saw enough. The Miami price are very cheap and tempting. I saw a lot of reviews about women saying they felt like they were in an assembly line and the doctors just rush and bring people in and out. I wanted to save money but not for that much additional risk . Elective surgery is a risk all together-but why add on more risk unnecessarily. So I started to look at smaller boutique surgery centers and found several in my own city which is Austin Texas. From start to finish I had 8 consults. I decided on Dr. Levesque here in Austin and he has a fairly small operation with privileges at a local surgery center. He offers liposuction under general or local- depending on how much work you want and if you want to be fully under . I felt a great vibe from the staff and the prices were fair and I was able to choose general because I didn't want local based on a prior scary experience with a bad doctor. I know i'm the type who needs to just be put under. Of course there are extra costs to go to the surgery center and for an anesthesiologist. Small price to pay for my sanity and surgeons can be more aggressive while you're under and the results tend to be better . The downside( in my opinion) is that the recovery is harder when you go under general because the doctor can just go to town on you pretty forcefully so you're sore. My surgery is tomorrow- May 15th. I'm nervous but I've been in this process before so i'm fully prepared , lol or I think I am. I'm getting lipo to my back, arms, bra roll, inner thighs and some touch up on the abs."- T. / RealSelf / May 15, 2020
"What a joy to work with Helen Klingensmith! Helen has been my preferred provider for Dysport for many years and I’m so pleased to be connected with her through Levesque Plastic Surgery. Her bedside manner is unprecedented...she is very thorough and always explains what to expect and is very compassionate. Her technique is unrivaled — I have NEVER even had so much as a pinpoint bruise. I highly respect Helen and recommend her without hesitation."- G.R. / Google / Jul 12, 2019
The lip lift procedure involves removing a small strip of skin from under the nose. This shortens the area between the base of the nose and the top of the lip (the philtrum) to expose more of the vermillion (the darker colored part of the lips), which makes the lips appear fuller and more youthful. This procedure rolls the vermillion border (the line between the normal lip skin and the vermillion) up slightly, giving more definition and contour to the Cupid’s bow and revealing more of your upper teeth (what doctors call “tooth show”). Once the lip lift procedure has been performed the patient will forever have lasting results. Dr Andre Levesque performs this procedure in his Austin, TX office or at one of several local surgery centers in Austin, TX.
What to Expect
Lip lift is a customizable procedure that Dr Andre Levesque performs in his Austin, TX office outpatient procedure that is done under local anesthesia and takes about an hour. If requested this procedure can be done at a local surgery center in Austin, TX; however most patients prefer to have it performed in the office. The upper lip will have an improved shape and volume. After a lip lift procedure patients will experience mild discomfort and swelling for about 1 week. Most patients can return to work and other normal activities in 1-2 days after the procedure. Strenuous activity, opening the mouth wide and excessive talking should be avoided for 3-4 days (this is to minimize stress to the area and help promote healing). Makeup can be applied after stitches are removed which is typically after 1 week. It will take about 4 weeks for patients to appreciate the final lip lift result. Levesque Plastic Surgery Austin, TX staff and Dr Andre Levesque will be available to answer questions and address any concerns our patients may have during their preop/postop interim.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a lip lift cost?
At Levesque Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX a lip lift surgery typically costs between $3,000-$5,000.
At Levesque Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX a nonsurgical lip lift using Botox and fillers can cost between $700-$900.
What are the non-surgical options?
Non-surgical options for lip rejuvenation includes fillers and Botox. Fillers to add volume to the lip and Botox to help lift the lip. Dr Levesque will discuss this option with you during your consultation at his Austin, TX location so that you can make the best decision for the aesthetic that you would like to achieve.
How long will my lip lift last?
Lip lift procedure will last for years. Over time you may notice changes with the normal aging process. Rejuvenation using Botox will typically last approximately 6 weeks (this is how long Botox typically lasts in a dynamic area) and fillers last 12-18 months.
A consultation in Austin, TX with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr Andre Levesque can help you decide what would be best for you. All patients have different expectations and are trying to achieve different aesthetics and a consultation can help you make the best decision for your aesthetic desires.
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