About this Treatment
A lip lift is an aesthetic, surgical procedure that elevates and shortens the upper lip and corners of the mouth to restore changes associated with aging.
Along with a surgical lip lift, additional rejuvenation of the aging mouth may be achieved with laser or Renuvion JPlasma skin resurfacing, and also volume enhancement with injectable fillers or fat grafts.
What It Is
Aging changes around the mouth and lips can become very significant over time. Aging, sun damage, smoking and time may all be factors in the loss of a young and attractive mouth. The multiple changes of thinning, loss of lip fullness, and fine lines that become worse with movement can all be a factor. One of the major features of the aging mouth can be lengthening and sagging of the upper lip. A surgical lip lift can directly address this and elevate and support the upper lip and corners of the mouth to a more youthful and natural appearance.
What It Treats
Vertical lengthening and sagging of the upper lip
Turn down and sagging of the corners of the mouth
General personal aging when combined with resurfacing and volume restoration procedures
- 60-90 minutes depending on the extent and areas involved
- Generally, 5-7 days but will be affected by other related procedures if combined
- Local anesthesia is most common
- Restores Youthful Lip Position Elevates and shortened the aging and vertically lengthened upper lip.
- Rejuvenates a Younger Mouth The upper lip is shortened to a more youthful profile.
- Refreshed Appearance Global benefits when combined with resurfacing and volume restoration procedures.
- Natural Appearing, Younger Lips Restores the youthful balance and contour of the younger mouth when combined with other aesthetic treatments.
How a Lip Lift Works
History and physical examination along with a discussion of goals and options with your EVOLV professional provider.
We mark the incision and skin to be removed in the natural crease under the nose.
Local anesthetic is placed for nerve blocks and numbing of the treatment area.
The redundant and excess skin is resected and the upper lip deeper tissue is resuspended.
Incisions are closed in multiple layers in the areas under the nostrils.
Sutures are removed in 5-6 days and results are apparent immediately and will continue to improve.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Barone and his team are always professional and knowledgeable about any questions or concerns I may have and the results have been as described and have achieved the hoped results. [Single best thing is…] Expertise of Dr. Barone and the entire team.
I was highly satisfied with Dr. Barone and his staff. Everyone was professional and caring. I felt comfortable with everyone I came in contact with. All my questions were answered and any concerns I had were addressed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with lip lifts.
Patient safety and natural appearance results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering lip lifts at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre-and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.