A smile lift is a procedure that benefits patients who desire a slight upturn of their corners of the mouth in Virginia including McLean, Falls Church, Tysons, Arlington plus the Washington DC area. It is performed by Dr. Vartan Mardirossian at the Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics fully licensed surgical suite in McLean, VA.
What is a Smile Lift?
We are pleased to offer a corner lip lift procedure, which is designed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, raise the upper lip, and provide a younger-looking smile for years to come. Your smile reflects your personality, so it’s important to keep your smile as youthful and vibrant as possible. A corner lip lift differs in that while it is surgical, it is one of the safest surgeries that can have a dramatic effect.
Am I a Candidate for a Smile Lift?
When you look in the mirror and see your reflection frowning back at you, even if you aren’t really frowning at all, it can be quite bothersome. Over time, the fine lines and wrinkles associated with those drooping corners can become deeper and more pronounced. As you age, the corners of your mouth will naturally begin to turn down due to environmental factors, the effects of gravity, and the loss of collagen in your skin. A corner lift lip is designed to reverse these effects by turning the corners of the mouth up slightly.
What is the Difference Between a Lip Lift and a Smile Lift?
While a smile lift will address the sagging of the corners of the mouth only, a lip lift is a procedure that lifts the entire upper lip while eliminating the fine smokers lines, as well as rolling out the upper lip for a more attractive look.
How is a Smile Lift Performed?
A smile lift is performed with local anesthesia and takes less than 30 minutes. It involves lifting the corners of the lip with two layers of stitches, the outermost of which is removed in about seven days. The incisions involved are often less than 7-8 mm in length.
What is Recovery Like After the Smile Lift Procedure?
Some swelling and minimal bruising are to be expected, but when compared to other procedures, the recovery time is considered minimal. Patients can resume wearing makeup once the tiny, almost unnoticeable incision has healed fully. They should be able to see the full results of the procedure in seven to 10 days, once the swelling has dissipated.
How Long Will My Smile Lift Results Last?
The end results of a smile lift are permanent and only involve the skin. There are many factors involved in the longevity of a certain procedure. Patients find this procedure appealing because of its positive effect on their overall appearance and more specifically on the perioral area where it reverses the perennial frowning look.
Contact Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation with Vartan Mardirossian, M.D., F.A.C.S., to see if this procedure is the right solution for you. We offer the smile lift to the patients in Virginia including McLean, Falls Church, Tysons, Arlington plus the Washington DC area.