In general the female upper lip is shorter then the male upper lip.
Longer upper lip with less projection
Shorter upper lip with good projection
The male face typically has a long upper lip with little or no visibility of the upper teeth.The youthful female face is characterized by a shorter distance between the base of the nose and the upper lip with more visibility of the teeth. It is a typical feminine trait that also characterizes youth, as opposed to the upper lip drooping and covering up your teeth which characterizes the aging process.
Feminizing the lips
In the lip lift procedure, a wave-like segment of skin (thicker in the middle) is removed directly from under the nose. The upper lip becomes shorter, which has the following benefits:
The lip is rolled up, so a larger vermillion area is visible.
The resulting curvature increases the lip projection.
The upper teeth can be exposed about 3 or 4 mm.
Procedure of lip lift
A lip lift can be performed in local anaesthesia or in combination with other procedures under general anaesthesia.
After having made the design for the excision of the lip lift, the local anaesthetic is injected.
The skin is excised and the wound closed in 2 layers.
Recovery of a lip lift and augmentation
Scars—Will fade in time.
Want to get a personal quote?
You have 3 options to receive your personal quote from Dr Bart van de Ven:
1 – Pictures evaluation (50 euro)
Dr Bart van de Ven will make a personal analysis of your face and give his surgical opinion of which procedures you need to feminize your face. He will send you a quote for these procedures and a simulation of the FFS result based on the pictures you upload. The payment of the 50 euro is processed by Paypal (you don’t need a Paypal account to pay with Paypal). You can upload the requested pictures as instructed in the form.
The Skype consultation combines the pictures evaluation with a Skype consultation.
After booking your Skype consultations you will receive an email with instructions to send your pictures.
Before the actual Skype consultation, Dr Bart van de Ven will make a personal analysis of your face and give his surgical opinion of which procedures you need to feminize your face. He will send you a quote for these procedures and a simulation of the FFS result based on the pictures you upload.
During the consultation, Dr Bart van de Ven will answer all of your questions and explain the procedures suggested.
The available hours are the same as the Antwerp consultation below (every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, and Friday morning, Brussels time).
3 – Live consultation (50 or 100 euro depending on the location)
Book a live consultation with Dr Bart van de Ven in Antwerp or one of the other cities he will be visiting. During your appointment, you will be able to address Dr Bart van de Ven with all of the questions you may have and he will give you his professional opinion on the procedures you might want or need. This is what you can expect from your FFS consultation. He will also make professional pictures and send a simulation of the FFS result based on the pictures after the consultation.
That is a very difficult one. It depends very much upon your healing and we can’t give you any guarantee about how long it takes before you look good enough for a photoshoot.
It could be 4 months, but it could also be a year. Of course it also depends on the amount of work that has been done.
Initially the scar will be visible as a red line just under the nose, partly hidden inside the nostrils. Because of a technique developed by Dr van de Ven there will be hardly any downward pull caused by the orbicularis muscle (sfincter muscle around the mouth). Therefore the scar will remain thin and after about 12 months it will be difficult to detect.