A lip lift is a great way to balance out the lower third of the face and permanently enhance your pout. It is a good option for anyone who wants bigger lips but is tired of frequent filler injections. It’s also more permanent and consistent than lip filler. A lip lift can create more symmetry in the face by shortening the distance between the nose and mouth. It’s also an effective treatment for a lip that covers most of your upper teeth; a lip lift makes more of your radiant smile visible. In addition, a lip lift can shorten a large gap between the nose and mouth, creating a more symmetrical face.BOOK NOWBOOK CONSULTATION
A lip lift is a minor surgical procedure that removes a small bit of skin under the nose to give a gentle and permanent lift to the top lip. It flips the lip outward to look bigger and defines the Cupid’s bow, so its curves are more crisp and elevated. The result is a fuller-looking top lip and a well-balanced lower face. Our double board-certified surgeon customizes the results to your face and goals. He can tailor the shape and degree of the lift to your preferences, as well as minimize asymmetry in the lips.
A lip lift is a powerful rejuvenating procedure for mature skin. As we age, ligaments get stretched, and we lose collagen throughout the face, including between the lip and nose. Subsequently, that area widens. It also means that the upper lip lengthens, resulting in the lip turning inward and appearing thinner. A lip lift pulls that lip back up and restores the symmetry of the lower face. The result is a more youthful appearance with pouty lips.
A lip lift is a quick and simple procedure that’s great for any age. It’s effective at revitalizing an aging lower face, but it’s a beautiful lip treatment for just about anyone. Any of the following cases would benefit from a lip lift:
We begin every journey at Esthetics Center with a thorough consultation to assess your medical history and discuss your goals. We encourage all of our clients to ask any questions they may have. We will also take before and after pictures to track your progress towards achieving your goals.
The lip lift is a quick procedure that takes roughly an hour. It is done under local anesthesia, but most of the time, it is paired with other surgical procedures that are done with IV sedation. The procedure consists of removing a small portion of skin between the nose and upper lip to raise the vermilion border (the edge of the lip). Raising the upper lip flips it outward, and you have more surface area visible, creating a more volumized look. The incision follows the natural contour of the lower portion of the nose, and the sutures are neatly placed within the crease, providing a nearly invisible scar once healed. Then a week after the procedure, the sutures are removed.
The lip lift incision is pretty inconspicuous. The incision is made along the bottom portion of the nose and nostrils, so it is well disguised. Dr. Rice utilizes a lip lift method that slightly extends the healing process but gets better and more predictable results with a lower rate of complications. You can expect bruising, swelling, and redness along the incision for several weeks, but it may last several months.
The magic of a lip lift is that results are permanent. No more coming in every few months for lip filler injections or a lip flip. You’ll love having a consistently larger upper lip!
Most of the time, a lip lift is paired with other surgical procedures. For example, it’s often performed at the same time as a facelift. Because it is so simple and quick, a lip lift makes a great compliment to almost every cosmetic surgery. Patients often pair a lip lift with a corner lip lift, a surgical procedure that removes a wedge of skin at the corners of the mouth to correct the frowning appearance of the mouth by providing a lift at the corners. But a lip lift alone can help you fall in love with your pout! It’s a small procedure with a big payoff!
Dr. Rice received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Southern California where he also completed an internship in general surgery and specialty surgical training in Otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Dr. Rice went on to complete advanced training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Institute of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is double board-certified…LEARN MORE