With the aging process, the upper lift often deflates and elongates, compromising a youthful smile. A flattened upper lip may detract from the balance of the features and leave the patient feeling self-conscious. A lip lift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to shorten the distance between the upper lip and the nose, restoring a youthful and elegant appearance.
What is a Lip Lift?
A lip lift is designed to rejuvenate the smile and create a more youthful, engaging appearance. Many patients choose a lip lift over dermal fillers due to its longer-lasting and more dramatic anti-aging results. The procedure enhances upper lip volume and provides a modicum of tooth show.
During the surgery, Dr. Parakh will remove a tiny piece of skin from under the nose, reducing the length of the philtrum. This allows the upper lip to gently roll upward, creating a more feminine-looking countenance. After a lip lift, the upper lip looks fuller, plumper, and more alluring.
Dr. Parakh will carefully measure the lip proportions and perform the treatment with painstaking detail. A lip lift takes about one hour to perform, and only local anesthesia is typically required. Thanks to Dr. Parakh’s artistic eye, results are nuanced and natural-looking.