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A lip lift is a precision cosmetic surgery geared to achieve a more dramatic and aesthetic appearance by reshaping and enhancing the lips. The procedure can achieve for greater definition at the edges, called the vermillion border, and provide you with a more attractive lip contour and a lovelier smile.

Why get a lip lift?

Some people who have regularly had injections with dermal fillers would rather choose something more that lasts longer. Because bodies constantly change, each dermal filler application may produce slightly different results than the last one. A lip lift is long-lasting and consistent and takes about an hour under local anesthesia.

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Lip lift benefits

  • Gives your doctor more ways to structure and shape your lips elegantly, rather than just plumping your lips.
  • Your “Cupid’s bow” can be enhanced in a way that best meets your desires. Peaks can be increased.
  • Lip asymmetries can be minimized.
  • The area between your nose and your upper lip (the philtrum) can be shortened for a more aesthetic symmetry. This is often what our clients really need for the lip effects they are seeking.
  • Because the philtrum often lengthens as we age, if it lengthens beyond a certain point, dermal filler treatments may give you the appearance of a heavy, hanging lip.
  • A lip lift produces long-lasting results. As we age, changes may reduce the effect, but the surgery provides stable results and may never need to be revised.
  • A lip lift is cost effective when considering repeated sessions of dermal filler.
  • The minimally invasive surgery takes only about 30 minutes to an hour with local anesthesia. You will be able to go home immediately afterwards.
  • Your lips retain a consistent look.
  • A lip lift can restore the most attractive amount of teeth when your lips are at rest or moving.

What should I expect with a lip lift procedure?

Our surgeons are not only highly experienced medical professionals, they are also structural artists dedicated to harmonizing and enhancing the contours and curves of your face. Although our lip lift is a short surgery, it will be done with a highly-detailed attention to technique to produce the enhanced beauty you desire.

  • Before the surgery, your doctor will mark an outline below your nose that the surgery will follow.
  • You will be given a local anesthesia or IV Sedation for complete comfort.
  • The outlined skin is removed, and the area tightened and secured. The surgery lines are concealed under the nose and are nearly invisible after healing.
  • After six weeks, any remaining visible scar, however slight, can be lasered for superior blending.

Why choose Cheng Plastic Surgery?

Our lip lifts are performed to exceptional standards of precision technique and artistic vision. Because both doctors are double-board certified in the fully range of cosmetic body enhancements, they understand the synergies between beauty and functionality. Their highly-evolved and experience-based intuition regarding achieving the best outcome. We are honored to be recognized as being at the top of the field of aesthetic enhancement, including lip lift procedures.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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