Upper Lip Lift

A Lip Lift is a surgical procedure done under local anesthesia aimed to shorten the length between the nose and the lip line (Vermillion boarder) which is known as the philtrum length. With age, and due to the loss of the underlying bone support the length between the upper lip and the nose increases and causes the lip to drop and becomes thinner. The aim of a lip lift is to give a fuller lip showing more of the upper incisors when the lips are at rest.

The procedure is done in the clinic under local anesthesia. Following accurate measurements from the surgeon, the incision is done delicately at the nose nostril level. The skin is then removed, and the incision is closed aesthetically with resorbable and non-resorbable sutures. Although it’s a simple procedure, but only a highly skilled and trained surgeon should do it.

Swelling has been reported for a few days following the procedure with mild to moderate pain. Skin sutures are removed one week following the procedure and the patients can go to their normal life following that.