Lip Lift Surgery


A lip lift is a surgical technique designed to raise the upper lip, reducing the space between the lip and the nose.

Procedure Time:

1 hour

Return to Work:

2 - 3 days

Full Recovery:

3 - 6 months




What to expect

Here’s what you can expect when considering lip lift surgery:

  • Consultation: The process typically begins with a consultation with a consultant who specializes in lip lift procedures. During this consultation, you can discuss your reasons for wanting the procedure and your desired outcomes. The surgeon will evaluate your facial anatomy and medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
  • Surgical Procedure: Lip lift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with or without sedation. The specific technique used can vary, but it typically involves making an incision just below the base of the nose, removing a small amount of skin, and then carefully suturing the incision to elevate and shorten the upper lip. The goal is to create a natural and balanced appearance.
  • Recovery: After the procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the upper lip area. Pain medication may be prescribed to manage any discomfort. Swelling typically peaks within the first 48 hours and gradually subsides over the following weeks. You may need to avoid strenuous activities, as well as certain foods and drinks that require stretching the upper lip, during the initial healing period.
  • Results: The results of a lip lift surgery become more apparent as swelling diminishes over several weeks to months. The goal is to create a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance, with a fuller upper lip and improved lip-to-nose ratio. However, individual results can vary based on factors such as skin elasticity and surgical technique.
  • Risks and Complications: Like any surgical procedure, lip lift surgery carries some risks, including infection, scarring, asymmetry, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the results. It’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to minimize these risks.
  • Follow-up: You will have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns or complications that may arise. Your surgeon will provide instructions for scar care and other post-operative care.
  • Maintenance: Lip lift results can be long-lasting, but the aging process continues. You may require periodic follow-up treatments or touch-ups to maintain the desired appearance.

It’s crucial to have a detailed discussion with your surgeon during the consultation to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what to expect from lip lift surgery, including potential risks and complications. Select a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in facial procedures to ensure a safe and successful outcome. Be sure to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, recovery, and expected results.