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1. What You Need To Purchase Prior to your Toronto Lip Lift Surgery:

  • Vitamin C, up to 2000mg daily 2 weeks Prior to Surgery is Recommended
  • Fill your Prescribed Medication provided by Dr. Philip Solomon prior to Surgery
  • Confirmed Ride home from your Lip Lift Surgery
  • Ativan can be provided on the day of your Toronto Lip Lift Surgery if you’re feeling anxious
  • Arnica is Recommended the night before surgery and following your Surgery
  • (Optional) Glisodin – Pre/Post Preparation, Sold in our Clinic, to be taken 4 weeks Prior to Surgery and 2 weeks Post-Operatively to Reduce Bruising

2. What To AVOID 2 Weeks Prior To Your Lip Lift Surgery:

  • Smoking (Nicotine / Marijuana)
  • Alcohol (Discontinue for at Least 2 weeks prior to Surgery as it may Increase Bruising and Prolong Swelling)
  • Naturopathic or Herbal Medications/Supplements (Unless Approved by Dr. Philip Solomon)
  • MUST DISCONTINUE: Aspirin, Advil or Ibuprofen, as these products may increase Bleeding.
  • MUST AVOID: Garlic Extract, Fish Oils and Vitamin E

3. The Day Of Your Lip Lift Surgery:

  • On the day of your Lip Lift Surgery, we ask that you Arrive at the Solomon Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre in Thornhill, just north of Toronto at the Scheduled time you have been provided by our Staff
  • Local Anesthetic will be used for your Surgery, therefore you can Eat and Drink as you wish the day of your Surgery
  • If you find that you are quite Anxious the Day of your Surgery, Please Notify our Staff upon Arrival and our Nurse will provide you with an Ativan to help you Relax.
  • Please ensure that you have Removed your Make-up and all Piercings from the Neck and Up
  • Immediately following your Lip Lift Surgery, you will return home to rest and take it easy
  • You may eat if you’re hungry. Soft Foods may be Preferred for the First day or two
  • Sleep with your head Elevated using a few Pillows to help Minimize Swelling for the first 48 hours
  • Swelling and Bruising is expected post-operatively and may take up to 2 weeks to resolve. Please be patient
  • You may Experience pain during the Recovery Process. Take Tylenol for Pain as well as Prescribed Medication
  • You may Experience some Numbness around the Operative area and that may continue for a Few Weeks
  • Tenderness in the Treated area may Last up to 3 Months
  • The Incision may appear Pink during the Healing Process
  • Scars take up to 1 Year to Fully Mature
  • You may Wash or Bathe the following day. Do your best to keep your Sutures Dry
  • Begin Cleaning with Hydrogen Peroxide and Polysporin the day after Surgery
  • First apply Hydrogen Peroxide with a Q-Tip to the Surgical site to clean and remove dried blood
  • Then gently apply Polysporin with a Q-Tip to the Surgical site
  • The Sutures will be Removed by Dr. Solomon’s Nurse 1 week following your Lip Lift Surgery

4. What To Avoid Following Your Lip Lift Surgery:

  • Avoid Pulling or Stretching the Upper Lip downward for the First 2 Weeks
  • Be Cautious when Brushing your Teeth and Chewing
  • Avoid Makeup on the Incision Site for the First 2 Weeks (You may wear Mineral Powder beginning on Day 10)
  • Avoid Bending over or Lifting Heavy things for One Week. This could Aggravate Swelling, Raise Blood Pressure and cause Hemorrhaging
  • Avoid Smoking, especially throughout the Recovery Period as Smoking may Prolong Healing
  • Avoid Alcohol for at Least 2 Weeks following your Lip Lift Surgery as it may Increase Bruising and Prolong Swelling
  • Avoid Naturopathic or Herbal Medications unless Approved by Dr. Solomon
  • Avoid Aspirin, Advil, or Ibuprofen as these Products can Prolong Swelling
  • Avoid Physical Exercise for 4 Weeks Following your Lip Lift Surgery unless otherwise stated by Dr. Solomon
  • Avoid Direct Sun Exposure on your Incisions for 1 year following your Surgery. Use a Minimum of SPF 45 Daily

5. When To Be Concerned:

  • If you Develop a Large Firm Mass extending from the Surgical area
  • If you Develop a Rash, Persistent Fever, Chills or Sweating
  • If you Notice a Foul Odour or Yellow Drainage coming from the Incision Site of your Lip Lift
  • If you Experience Severe Pain that Is Not Controlled with Tylenol
  • If you Experience Persistent Bleeding that Does Not Resolve in 20 Minutes or With Direct Pressure
  • If you Experience Persistent Vomiting and are Unable to Drink Liquids for Greater Than 4 Hour
  • If you Experience Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain, Weakness or Numbness in the Face or Limbs


If You Experience any of the Following Listed Below, PLEASE Contact Dr. Philip Solomon Directly:

Email: [email protected]

Solomon Facial Plastic Clinic: 905-764-7799

If you are unable to reach us, PLEASE visit your nearest Emergency Department

If you have Any Concerns or Questions Prior to Your Toronto Lip Lift Surgery, We Encourage you to come see Dr. Solomon at his Clinic in Advance to Ensure that you are Fully Prepared for your Surgical Date.

If You Require any Clarification regarding these Instructions, Please Feel Free to call our Office to Arrange an Appointment with our Nurse.