Genetics plays a powerful role in your facial appearance, including the size and shape of your lips. You may have inherited a thinner upper lip or a longer distance between the base of the nose and the mouth. A custom lip lift, performed by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Afrooz, subtly reduces the distance between nose and upper lip, allowing more of the pink inner section of the lip to roll outwards, creating a fuller upper lip and a fresh, youthful look at the mid-face.

What is a lip lift?

When under the care of Dr. Afrooz, a lip lift is always 100 percent customized for the individual, but generally involves removing a small section of skin and tissue from beneath the nose. As the incision line runs along the base of the nose itself, once healed, the scar is virtually invisible. Called a “modified lip lift,” this approach is the most advanced technique. A lip lift creates a very natural lifted look, correcting a thinner upper lip, whether age-related or an inherited feature.

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Are you a good candidate for a lip lift?

A lip lift is an aesthetic surgery, appropriate for those who:

  • Have a thin upper lip
  • Are experiencing age-related elongation of the skin between the nose and upper lip
  • Who have tried dermal fillers and were unhappy with the outcome
  • Are not candidates for dermal fillers
  • Are generally healthy and safe to undergo minor surgery

What is the surgical procedure for a lip lift?

This minor cosmetic surgery is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to create a more comprehensive correction of aging skin and tissues. The procedure involves marking the slim strip of tissue to be removed, numbing the area with injections so it is painless, and a precision removal of tissue. Delicate sutures are then placed to reconnect the skin and tissue. The surgery takes about one hour to complete.

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What is the recovery time for a lip lift?

After the surgery, it is natural for the tissues to react by swelling. This typically peaks at about day three, and then rapidly reduces. During your recovery, you will be provided with full aftercare instructions to help heal more quickly. Initially, you must avoid any vigorous physical activities, and keep the area as motionless as possible, and avoid putting any pressure or stress on the sutures. The recovery time is in the range of two to three weeks, and the full beauty of the results achieved as the tissues settle into place, in two to three months. The incision line will face to being a fine white line that is barely visible, and until it fades completely, can be hidden with makeup.

What are the benefits of a lip lift?

  • Fuller, more youthful upper lip
  • Slightly elevated corners of the lips (corrects age-related droop)
  • Enhanced lip shape
  • More of your teeth show when you smile
  • Enhances lip shape
  • Reduces an overly long distance between nose and lips

What is the cost of this procedure?

The cost for a lip lift starts at $7,500 or more. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to deliver a more youthful appearance to the lower half of the face. Schedule a consultation for a personalized package tailored to your specific needs.

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What choose Dr. Afrooz for a lip lift in miami? 

Any facial surgery should be performed by an accomplished facial plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. Dr. Afrooz is widely recognized in his field, and the author of many articles and textbook chapters on facial procedures, including those published in the Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and is often called upon as a guest lecturer, both nationally and internationally. His unmatched surgical skills, attention to detail, and meticulous approach to lip lift surgery make him the ideal facial plastic surgeon for this delicate procedure.

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