Lip Lift in Newport Beach, CA

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About Lip Lift

A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that surgically lifts the upper lip for a more dominant and aestheically appealing appearance. Dr. Sean Kelishadi is a talented board-certified Plastic Surgeon who offers lip lift surgery at his Newport Beach practice to patients who desire a modified look to their lips. Countless men and women visit Dr. Kelishadi at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA every year to receive a lip lift. With his years of experience and training, Dr. Kelishadi is able to create a treatment plan that is specific to your facial profile and aesthetic goals. There are many different techniques and surgical methods that can create the look you desire. Our practice will work closely with you to to help you discover which option is ideal for you.

What are the benefits of a lip lift?

A thin or small upper lip can make you feel insecure or unhappy with your appearance. Our simple lip lift procedure restores balance to your facial features and gives you the more sensual lips you have always wanted. Patients choose to work with SSK Plastic Surgery for the following benefits:

  • No more dermal fillers: Some people are tired of having to constantly inject fillers into their lips to maintain their appearance. A lip lift provides a longer-lasting solution.
  • A balanced facial appearance: If you feel that your upper lip is too thin in comparison to your other facial features, a lip lift may create better proportion and symmetry.
  • A natural look: When done correctly, a lip lift provides a subtle but noticeably improved appearance. No one should be able to tell that you had a cosmetic procedure done.

Ideal Candidates

You are an ideal candidate if you have a thin upper lip, have lost lip volume and shape, or simply wish to change the appearance of your upper lip. It is very common for the lips to lose their definition as patients get older. With age, the lips begin to shrink and sag, which can create a droopy or sad-looking profile. This procedure can also alter the the space between the upper lip and nose. If you are dissatisfied with the amount of space that is between your upper lip and nose, a lip lift can reduce the distance for a more desirable look.

Procedure Technique

There are 3 common techniques that are used to create a lip lift: direct, indirect, and corner. 

  • Direct lip lift (DLL): Utilizes the "gull-wing lift" technique, which increases the dominance of the red or pink coloring of the lips. Excess tissue is removed and the peaks (or cupid's bow) is lifted to alter the shape of the upper lip. This technique may also be used on the lower lip as well. 
  • Indirect lip lift (ILL): Utilizes a variation of the gull-wing technique to remove tissue from under the nose. The skin is then elevated and lifted to expose more of the upper lip. 
  • Corner mouth lift (CML): Also known as the "smile lift," the CML technique lifts the tissue above the corners of the mouth (or commissures) for an elevated look. 

What To Expect

Procedure time and recovery vary depending on the type of technique used in your lip lift procedure. However, surgery typically takes 20 – 40 minutes and recovery may take 1 – 2 weeks. You may experience swelling, redness, and tenderness but these symptoms should subside within 2 weeks. You may also experience the feeling of tightness, which may last 2 – 4 months. However, results are long-lasting and produce a natural lift appearance.

Lip Lift FAQ

Does a lip lift cause long-term scarring?
A small incision is made to perform the lip lift procedure, but it is done in a manner that is practically invisible to the eye and at an inconspicuous location. Most patients aren't able to locate where the incision was made after it heals.

Should I get a lip lift or lip implants?
Although lip implants can create a striking appearance, they can also generate the ostentatious "duck lips" effect if not a good match for your facial structure. A lip lift may be a better option for many. During your appointment with Dr. Kelishadi, he can discuss the benefits you can expect from a lip lift and if it is an ideal procedure for you.

Can I combine my lip lift with another procedure?
Yes. Many patients choose to get rejuvenation treatments or cosmetic injectables with their lip lift in Newport Beach, CA. A combination of wrinkle relaxers and fillers can be incorporated to soften fine lines or enhance facial volume. During your initial appointment, be sure to talk to Dr. Kelishadi about your complete aesthetic goals.

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If you have thin or sagging lips, then a lip lift can bring dramatic improvement. The results will leave you with an elevated profile that will shave off years of aging. If you are interested in learning more about lip lift surgery, call or visit our cosmetic practice today. We will be happy to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. 

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