A Rejuvenating Addition To Any Face

A set of proportional, balanced lips is a lovely complement to any face. Thin lips can be a source of discontent, whether they thinned with age or have always been that way because of genetics. At C+ Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Chance can create shapely, natural-looking lips that blend harmoniously with the rest of your face and give you a younger overall appearance.

How Does A Lip Lift Work?

In general terms, a lip lift involves shortening the area from the base of the nose to the top lip. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Chance specializes in facial procedures and uses a technique called the ‘bullhorn lip lift’, which helps bring the upper lip into better proportion with the rest of the face. Typically, the surface area of the top lip is increased. While a lip lift does increase the prominence of the top lip, it does not plump the lip; for this, Dr. Chance recommends the use of lip fillers.

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How Do I Know If A Lip Lift Is Right For Me?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chance. During this hour-long session, Dr. Chance is dedicated to getting to know you. She’ll listen as you share your goals and the parts of yourself that wish to change, and answer any questions you have without rushing or judging you. If it is determined that a lip lift is right for you, Dr. Chance will educate you on the procedure, giving you all the information you require to make an informed decision.

What Are Some Reasons To Seek A Lip Lift?

Dr. Chance performs lip lifts for a variety of reasons, but these are some concerns that are more frequently voiced by her patients than others: 

  • The top lip is thin and barely visible
  • The top lip has turned ‘inward’ due to age
  • The lips appear unbalanced
  • Want a permanent solution instead of relying on fillers
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What Is Recovery Like After a Lip Lift?

Dr. Chance and the all-woman staff at C+ Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics are here to hold your hand from your first consultation through your final stages of recovery. We believe in meticulous post-operative care and provide detailed aftercare instructions appropriate to each patient’s specific needs. 

For most patients, 7-10 days of dedicated recovery time is suggested. However, for many patients, returning to desk work and light activity is okay after a few days. Swelling and soreness are normal and will subside in a week or so. Patients should sleep with their heads elevated for 2-3 days, and maintain a soft foods diet until discomfort subsides.  

What Results Can I Expect After The Procedure?

With your new beautiful pair of well-balanced lips, you will finally feel the internal confidence that looking good can give you. Your face will have a more youthful look, and your top lip will have a more pronounced appearance. If you desire a plumper lip, Dr. Chance can apply fillers to achieve your desired fullness. One of Dr. Chance’s greatest joys is seeing clients who are ecstatic about their results. 

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Woman-Led & Patient-Forward Care

Dr. Chance and her expert staff at C+ Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Charlottesville, Virginia, are an all-woman team who understand what it is like to look in the mirror and not feel like yourself. They know that the pressure society and the cosmetic industry place on beauty can be overwhelming and cause people to rush into expensive procedures that make them look plastic and overdone. 

Dr. Chance believes that a compassionate touch, coupled with expertise and strong patient education, can produce wonderful results. Dr. Chance specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, with 6 years of specialized study and training just in facial procedures. Dr. Chance’s results are consistently on par with the best surgeons in huge markets like Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. Dr. Chance and her team at C+ Co Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics deliver world-class results with small-town charm. 

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