Bullhorn Lip Lift

What is a bullhorn lift? Learn more about the small intervention with big effect

With age, the elasticity of the skin decreases. Muscle as well as bones are broken down. As a result, the upper lip red becomes thinner and the upper lip white becomes longer. Bullhorn lift is a technique of lip lift (in technical language Cheiloplasty). The skin under the nose is tightened and the distance between the nose and mouth is shortened. Since the curved shape of the removed skin resembles the shape of bullhorns, the lip correction technique is colloquially called Bullhorn Lift. The youthful proportion of the mouth area is restored. The upper lip red becomes fuller and naturally emphasizes the sensual radiance. The scar is very inconspicuous in the skin fold below the nose. The results of the lip lift are permanent.

Does gravity also make itself felt in your case? Do you want fuller and smoother lips? Does no lipstick or lip gloss help you either?

With a Lip Lift to a younger look and sensual lips:

  • Verjüngen Sie Ihr Aussehen
  • Sich wieder selbst gefallen
  • Attraktivität durch jugendliche Gesichtsmitte erhöhen
  • Professionelle Beratung

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Bullhorn Lip Lift facts at a glance

OP duration 1h
Anesthesia Fast recovery surgery / twilight sleep / general anesthesia
Clinic stay Outpatient
Costs To the price calculator
Aftercare 6 weeks
Thread tension after 7-10 days
Socially acceptable after 5 days
Supplements or alternatives Needling

What is the procedure for lip lift surgery?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The operation takes about thirty minutes. An overnight stay at the clinic is not necessary. For your more comfort, a numbing cream is applied thirty to sixty minutes beforehand. The very thin needle of the anaesthetic syringe is hardly noticed afterwards. The excess skin and the incision line are marked with a fine marker. To prevent the formation of bruises, the injected anaesthetic contains adrenaline. The effect of the anesthetic lasts for about two hours. The optical magnification of magnifying glasses enables particularly gentle surgery. The wound is closed with the finest sutures and treated with staple plasters. After the procedure you will be given a detailed report. It contains recommendations on how to behave and a telephone number where you can reach your surgeon at any time. Before you leave the clinic, examination appointments will be made to follow the healing process.

What can you expect after surgery?

Avoid bending over and cool the lip after the anesthetic wears off. This will prevent swelling in the first three days after treatment. If possible, sleep with your upper body slightly elevated during the first night. Avoid physical exertion. Abstain from nicotine and alcohol consumption for at least five days. During the first three days, we recommend that you avoid excessive mouth movements (for example, laughing, chewing, talking). The stitches are usually removed after 8 days. Direct sunlight can adversely affect scar healing. Massaging the scar from the second week onwards ensures a fine inconspicuous scar.

Bullhorn lift before and after pictures: We give you professional insight

The Heilmittelwerbegesetz § 11 restricts the pictorial representation of cosmetic surgery in Germany. The state of health and lifestyle habits influence the healing process and the risks after surgery. A treatment plan and a treatment outcome are not transferable to every person. Before and after pictures are helpful in the context of the consultation and explanatory discussion in order to show the possibilities of the respective treatment procedure. In scientific publications, images are provided with a legend and published in the context of a scientific article. The before and after photos are identical in terms of size, position and lighting. Information about age, state of health and surgical technique enables the specialist to classify the surgical result precisely. By banning before-and-after pictures in public, the legislator wants to avoid showing pictures without background information.

How much does a bullhorn lift cost?

informs about the order of magnitude of the costs. Because a treatment plan is based on your individual needs and conditions, the effort and cost may vary. Our responsibility does not end with the operation. We have high standards for our work. We regularly evaluate the quality of our work in order to develop further. Learn more about our quality standards

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Unsere Fachärzte für Plastische Chirurgie Saarbrücken
Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl

“Our goal is to provide the best, most discreet and precise treatment based on our extensive expertise in plastic surgery. „

Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl is distinguished by a unique international perspective with a feminine view of plastic surgery. Her personalized and detailed approach is key to the beautiful and natural results she achieves. Having trained in Brazil, one of the largest and most well-known countries for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, she understands her patients’ desire to look and feel their best. She completed her medical studies and her training as a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery in Brazil. In 2009, she also successfully passed the German equivalence examinations for the medical state examination. Two years later, in 2011 she received the German and in 2012 the EU specialist recognition (EBOPRAS) for plastic surgery. From 2009 to 2013, she deepened her knowledge of aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery with world-renowned representatives of plastic surgery such as Professor Gubisch at the Marienhospital and Madame Firmin in Paris. A VDÄPC Fellowship (continuing fellowship for graduate students) in Switzerland, France and the USA has further enriched her professional experience. Dr. Santos Stahl is active in several prestigious professional societies. Besides the DGPRÄC and DGBT, she is also a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery – SBCP. She is also the author of several scientific articles and, together with her husband, is dedicated to research and clinical studies in the field of plastic surgery.

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