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Lip Surgery in Harley Street, London

Lip surgery, a transformative art mastered by Dr. Julian De Silva, goes beyond mere enhancement—it is an intricate blend of science and aesthetic finesse.


Lip Augmentation

Dr Julian De Silva - Harley Street, London

Lip augmentation is ideal for patients who have thin or disproportionate-shaped lips. Augmentation can be accomplished with surgery or the use of filler injections.

Lip Augmentation Techniques

The transfer of fat is a good method of enlarging and creating a more attractive lip, and is advantageous over the use of fillers as it is long-lasting. Injectable fillers (Juvéderm or Restylane) have an instantaneous effect. However, they last for an average of 6 months.

There are other fillers that can be used such as Alloderm, that have a long-term effect. Dr De Silva will not inject silicone into the lips as there have reported risks associated with this technique.

What causes lips to thin and lose volume?

The lips thin gradually as we age, with atrophy of the soft tissues and underlying teeth. Younger people have plumper lips that often have a natural S-shape with a sharp vermillion border (junction between the skin and lips) and central cupid’s bow.

Ageing of the lips results in a loss of volume, curvature, loss of cupid’s bow and increased vertical lines. Facial ageing of the lower third of the face includes volume loss of the cheeks and gravitational descent.

The smile lines are called nasolabial folds and run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Often thin lips occur in association with other changes in the face, such as deepening nasolabial folds.

In facial ageing, there is often loss of volume in the surrounding soft tissues which may lead to a downturning of the lips (increasingly sad appearance).

    Lip Lift

    A Lip Lift is a procedure that elevates the position of the lip to give a more youthful and relaxed smile. The procedure has become more popular as it creates a more attractive upper lip shape, thereby giving improved facial balance and proportions.

    The distance between your nose and upper lip may have always been long, or can lengthen with facial ageing. A lip lift can help improve: 

    • A long distance between your nose and your upper lip
    • Thin upper lip
    • Teeth that don’t show when smiling

    Dr De Silva customises each lip lift procedure for each patient to give them the result they are looking for.

    The techniques used by Dr De Silva includes 3-layer closure (ie three levels of stitches) to give the finest possible scar. Dr De Silva is able to rotate your upper lip during the surgery to give you a fuller upper lip in conjunction with the lift lip procedure.

    In addition, Dr De Silva uses techniques that encourage faster healing and reduced scar formation. Dr De Silva offers patients a choice between local anaesthesia or sedation “twilight” anaesthesia, both giving patients a fast recovery from surgery.

    Lip Reduction (Cheiloplasty)

    Large lips can be a consequence of ethnicity, a surgically overinflated lip or an unbalanced lip that does not match a person’s face. People who are endowed with an excessively generous lip size can benefit from a lip reduction (cheiloplasty) procedure.

    The lips are the most prominent feature on the lower third of the face and are important in conveying emotion and attractiveness.

    In a normal lip profile, the lips should be slightly parted, and the lower lip should lie only just behind the upper lip. With excessive protrusion, the lower lip looks disproportionally large.

    The upper lip ideally covers two-thirds of the incisors, there are variations based on ethnicity and gender.

    From the side profile, the nose, chin, and lips are in aesthetic proportion. In a face with a normal nose-chin-lip proportion, with a vertical line drawn through the upper lip, the lower lip passes several millimetres behind this line and the chin lies further behind the lower lip.

    In men. the chin is a characteristic feature of sexual dimorphism and a relatively strong chin is an attractive feature.

    There is a degree of art in the technique to reduce an oversized lip, as the size, shape and contour require both technical and artistic surgery to give a natural-looking result. With lip reduction surgery, the incision is placed inside the mouth and is invisible after surgery.

    The procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia with or without sedation. It takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and about 2 weeks to heal. After surgery, the lips initially appear larger because of swelling but this soon resolves after a few weeks.

    Why Choose Dr De Silva in Harley Street, London ?

    Dr De Silva often combines the lip lift procedure with other facial surgery to improve a patient’s appearance. Lip lifts can be combined with lip augmentation to give a fuller and more youthful, aesthetically larger lip. The procedure can be combined with face and neck lift surgery to rejuvenate your face and improve facial balance.

    By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr De Silva and his work, check out our website.



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    By focusing entirely on only facelift & facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr De Silva is able to provide the expertise that can only come with specialisation: facelift and neck lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin implants.

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    Dr De Silva is a believer in the importance of artistry behind cosmetic results and focuses his skills at delivering natural looking results.

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    Dr De Silva has pioneered the advances in technology to speed up recovery with a combination regenerative medicine techniques, Oxygen and LED Therapy.

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    Dr De Silva also teaches other surgeons internationally and has contributed to the development of advanced surgical techniques, laser technology and stitch-less tissue adhesives.

    Contact Details
    Call: 020 8748 2860
    Email: info@drjuliandesilva.co.uk

    23 Harley Street
    London, W1G 9QN, UK

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