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631-418-4173 Long Island, NY 11797 135 Crossways Park Drive, Suite 108, Woodbury

Post-Operative Instructions - Lip Lift

  • Clean your incisions 2x daily with warm water & gentle cleanser, e.g. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

After cleansing, apply a thin layer of Mupirocin- your prescribed antibiotic ointment (2x daily) followed by a layer of Aquaphor healing ointment over, to seal. The Aquaphor will also help the gauze to stick when you apply them over your incisions. 

  • It may be difficult to open your mouth fully for about one week after surgery. This is expected and will resolve as swelling improves.
  • Take all medications as directed.

Be sure to finish your full course of antibiotics.

Pain medication can be taken on an as-need basis.

We recommend switching to: Tylenol Extra Strength whenever possible.

Under NO circumstance should you take any medicines containing aspirin, motrin, ibuprofen or aleve (NSAIDS). These are blood thinners and can increase the risk of complications.

  • Swelling, bruising, some level of discomfort are expected after surgery. The intensity and duration of these side effects depend on your surgical history as well as individual healing characteristics.

It is not uncommon for one side to swell more than the other.

Swelling of the nose & surrounding tissue is expected and will improve over the next few weeks.

  • Do not engage in exercise or strenuous activity for at least 1 week after your procedure.
  • A soft diet is recommended for the week after the procedure as it will be difficult to fully open your mouth
  • Avoid manipulating your incision site with excessive mouth movement, such as pulling down on the upper lip, laughing, yawing, and exaggerated facial expressions.
  • Apple cool packs every 15-20 minutes for the first 24-48 hours to help with swelling and discomfort.
  • Your sutures will be removed on your 7th postoperative day during your office visit.
  • Contact the office if you notice any signs of infection:

Pus-like drainage

Increasing redness to incisions

Increased warmth at the treated area

Fever 100.5 F or greater

Sever pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers


Please try to be patient during the healing process! The results will be worth the wait.

Please call us with any questions or concerns, the team at Madnani Facial Plastics is always here for you

Woodbury Office

(516) 299-9861

NYC Office

(332) 216-0176

Clinical Phone:

(516) 774-4518