How Long Does It Take For Lip Lift Scars To Look Good?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a lip lift procedure and I have attached some pictures. I have several questions and concerns about the procedure. Is my columella retracted? Do I have an acute nasalabial angle? I am concerned about visible scarring. I read you use dissolvable sutures for out of town patients. I want to look great for my daughter’s wedding, which is Oct 7 this fall. Can you schedule me soon enough?
I’m in excellent health.
A: In Answers to your questions:
1) Your columella is veryretracted with an acute nasolabial angle.
2) Although most subnasal lip lift scars do very well, scarring is always a risk particularly in patients with pigmented skin. Your retracted nasal base does help with the potential scarring visibility.
3) With less than six weeks before the wedding, I would not advise it to be done that close to an important date. That is about the time a scar, anywhere on the body, will likely be looking its worse long before it has adequately matured. I wouldn’t do this procedure any sooner than three months before an important social event.
Dr. Barry Eppley
A detailed description and pictures of your concerns allows for the most informed response.