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Diary of a lip lift

We are very grateful to our lip lift client who was so delighted with her results that she has written a personal account of her experience to share with others who are considering the procedure themselves.



  1. Before Picture – I was unhappy with the distance between nose and top lip following a nose job around 4 years ago. I also had an unpleasant wrinkle in the same area. And off course I also wanted fuller lips, I would be lying if I said I didn’t.
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  2. I was a little nervous on the day of my op, I did not know what to expect even after reading some articles on the interned and talking to Mr Pacifico before hand. The local anaesthetic was a bit painful maybe a little more painful than the anaesthetic at the dentist. During the op I was able to chat with Mr Pacifico and his assistant and that made me relax and cope with it well. After the op I was able to drink water and go home around 30 minutes afterwards. I did take a couple of tables with my water as I knew as soon as the anaesthetic start to run out the pain would also start. I also started ice compress as soon as I got home.
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  3. Day 1 after the op I was in quite a bit of pain and struggled to eat solid food. But that only lasted the first 48 hours
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  4. Day 2 after the op I was able to eat a little bit better but had to continue to take pain killers. I learned I was not to take Iburprofen so had to keep taking paracetamol based pain killers.
  5. Day 3 I woke up with my whole face swollen. I wasn’t too worried about it because I knew our bodies swell in order to start the process of healing. So I kept putting ice on my face and hoping it would go down soon.
  6. Day 4 most of the swelling had gone and with it most of the pain too. I was able to go out for a walk as I was getting used to the plaster on my face.
  7. Day 5 I kept the plasters off – hardly no pain and I could see the stitches were healing well.
  8. Day 6 by now I long to wave the stitches off.
  9. Day 7 – Time to have the stitches off – Very excited about that.
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  10. Day 8 – I was able to wear make up and go out with my friends and no one even noticed I had anything done until I told them. A couple of stitches popped out and I managed to remove them myself even after 4 weeks 2 more stitches appear from under the skin but I just dealt with them. Perhaps it would have been better to have gone back to the clinic and have the nurse sort it out.
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  11. Each day the scar looks better and better. The area around my nose is very numb still and I gather it will be numb for quite sometime.

I’m very happy with the results. I love having fuller lips and the natural look!

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10, March, 2016Purity Bridge Team

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