Surgical Lip Lift

What is a Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift is an in-office surgical procedure to elevate and provide natural fullness to the upper lip. The procedure is done to increase the amount of “red show” for an upper lift that is naturally thin or to shorten abnormally long distance between the nose and upper lip.

Why Consider a Lip Lift?

As we age, our upper lip tends to lengthen and stretch, causing the red part of the lip to “roll” inward, resulting in a thinner looking upper lip. As the upper lip falls with gravity, it covers more of the upper teeth, making us appear older.

A Lip Lift shortens the upper lift, reversing these changes caused by aging. The result is lifted and rejuvenated midface, and a permanent new fullness.

Who is a Candidate for a Lip Lift?

You may be a good candidate for a lip lift if you’re looking for the appearance of a fuller upper lip, or if you feel that the space between your nose and lip is too long. Both patients young and older can enjoy the benefits of a lip lift. Good candidates for a lip lift may also be those patients who have tried fillers but are looking for a more permanent solution.

How is the Lip Lift Performed?

This quick procedure is performed in-office. After marking your upper lip based on the surgical plan, Dr. Roth will use local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. This modern technique involves a fine incision just beneath your nose to remove a small strip of skin. After the procedure, antibiotic ointment is used to keep the area covered, and sutures are removed a few days later.

What is Recovery Time Like?

You may experience some soreness and swelling, and this varies by patient. Over the first several days, swelling may increase – this is a normal part of the healing process. The incision should be kept clean and covered with the antibiotic ointment you have been given.

Strenuous exercise should be avoided for two weeks. Healing generally takes about two to three weeks, and results start to settle in around two to three months after your procedure. The scar will continue to slowly fade over the course of several months to a year.

PermaLip™ Implant

Close-up of a woman's face after a lip lift

PermaLip™ Implant is a safe, FDA approved a solution for permanent lip augmentation. PermaLip™ offers a long-term alternative to repetitive injectable lip enhancement treatments and is made of a soft, solid silicone elastomer for a smooth, natural look. The implant is unique in that it cannot rupture, leak, or deflate, and can be removed at any time.

Dr. Roth will typically recommend a combination of treatments and procedures for your lip enhancement, such as PermaLip™ Implant, Fillers, Microneedling, Fractional Laser Treatment, and professional-grade skin care products. We will create a customized plan just for you.

Request a consultation to learn more and find out if a PermaLip™ Implant or Surgical Lip Lift is right for you!