As part of the aging process, the upper lip elongates resulting in less visibility of the upper teeth when the lips are slightly parted and a typical “down-in-the-mouth” or angry appearance. A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that corrects this aging appearance by shortening the distance between the upper lip margin and base of the nose, allowing for more visibility of the upper teeth when the lips are in a relaxed, slightly separated position. It also creates additional upper central lip fullness by rotating it upward and outward and can restore improved lip balance in individuals with comparatively thin upper lips. Performed as a brief outpatient procedure under local anesthesia in a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facility (see ‘about Keystone Surgery Center’), a lip lift involves a tiny incision placed within the natural crease just beneath the base of the nose to precisely elevate and reposition the upper lip. Recovery time is rapid and the concealed incision generally heals imperceptibly. By enhancing lip position and projection, a lip lift creates a happier, more youthful appearance around the mouth, often leading to improved self confidence.
When considering a lip lift, or indeed any cosmetic procedure, be sure to select a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals for cosmetic enhancement and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.