Will there be discomfort, bruising or swelling, and for how long?

With any surgery there can be a degree of swelling and bruising and this is dependent on how you heal as well as the surgeon’s expertise. The degree of swelling does depend on the type of procedure used. With a bullhorn lip lift, the swelling is greater around the nose lip margin. With a seagull lip lift, the lip swelling is greater as the incision line is along the upper lip.

You will need to arrange a week away if you do not want people to know that you have had surgery, as the stitches will be visible during this time as will the bruising and swelling.

Applies to Lip Lift