Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

Dr. Shwetambara Parakh, MD, FACS, is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and proudly serves patients in and beyond Englewood, New Jersey. Born and raised in India, she received early inspiration from her physician parents, who instilled in her a passion for both the art and science of medicine. Dr. Parakh is a Verified Doctor and Top Doctor on RealSelf. She was recognized as one of the Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors®: 1st Edition and Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area for 2019, 2020, and 2021.

After completing elite training in General Surgery at the New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital, Dr. Parakh discovered a growing interest in plastic surgery. She was then accepted to a prestigious, highly competitive combined training program at Cornell and Columbia Universities at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She also studied at the world-renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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.

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What Are the Benefits?

  • Provides patients with a more attractive and feminine pout
  • Enhances the pink of the upper lip
  • Augments tooth show
  • Adds volume and plumpness to the upper lip
  • Acts as a viable alternative to lip fillers
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Natural-looking results
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Who is an Ideal Candidate?

As a patient ages, the small ligaments between the nose and the mouth begin to lose structural integrity, causing the upper lip to plummet. The upper lip slowly obscures the teeth and shows less of its beautiful pinkness. The smile may appear thin and depleted. In addition, the Cupid’s bow begins to lose definition. A lip lift provides relief for all of these age-related changes.

As with any aesthetic procedure, patients should be healthy non-smokers who are not currently struggling with any uncontrolled medical issues. They should have positive, realistic outlooks toward their results based on their private consultations with Dr. Parakh.

Recovery

After a lip lift, sutures are typically removed within 5 days. Mild lip swelling may occur for 1-2 weeks. Incisions may need up to 6 weeks to fully heal, and patients may experience tightness in the treatment area for 2-4 months. Unlike the results of dermal fillers, lip lift outcomes are long-lasting and sustainable. Dr. Parakh will follow up with you to ensure your recovery is comfortable and that you are happy with your new lip contours.

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FAQ

What are the risks?

Can a lip lift be combined with other procedures?

What are the risks?

A lip lift is a safe, effective procedure and complications are rare. However, as with any aesthetic surgery, there is always a small chance of complications. These include bleeding, asymmetry, infection, nerve damage, unexpected scarring, and temporary numbness, among others.

Can a lip lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes. Patients frequently choose to undergo a facelift, facial fat transfer, or eyelid surgery in combination with a lip lift. Injectables can also be administered to combat volume loss in the cheeks, temples, and jawline.

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