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.
Lip Lift Reviews
"I found Dr. Kelashadi on Instagram and reached out for a few questions. He answered all my questions throroughly and patiently. I felt comfortable asking any question without feeling like I was an inconvenience unlike with other plastic surgeons I've encountered. He had an extremely easy going demeanor that made me feel very comfortable asking about procedures I wanted without a hard sell. I ended up getting Juvederm injections in my lips and they looked amazing. It's been more than a year and I still get compliments. I drove all the way from Phoenix to go to his office. Definitely worth the drive and have told all my friends who live in Southern California about him. Both Dr. K and Lindsay (his assistant) checked on me post injection. I felt very cared for and felt like I was treated like family. He was extremely professional and humble. If I need more procedures down the road I am going back. Hands down the best customer service I've ever had."- S.D. / Google / Oct 23, 2017
"I found Dr. Kelashadi on Instagram and reached out for a few questions. He answered all my questions throroughly and patiently. I felt comfortable asking any question without feeling like I was an inconvenience unlike with other plastic surgeons I've encountered. He had an extremely easy going demeanor that made me feel very comfortable asking about procedures I wanted without a hard sell. I ended up getting Juvederm injections in my lips and they looked amazing. It's been more than a year and I still get compliments. I drove all the way from Phoenix to go to his office. Definitely worth the drive and have told all my friends who live in Southern California about him. Both Dr. K and Lindsay (his assistant) checked on me post injection. I felt very cared for and felt like I was treated like family. He was extremely professional and humble. If I need more procedures down the road I am going back. Hands down the best customer service I've ever had. Highly recommend."- S.S. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"Dr. Kelishadi & his staff are beyond 5 star phenomenal! From the very first consultation I knew he was the board certified plastic surgeon for me! I had a bi-lateral breast augmentation with silicone gel high profile 605cc's in November of 2016 and even after a baby, I am still extremely happy with my results.At the pre-op appointment prior to the breast augmentation, I got lip fillers with Juvederm xc. My lips were immediately fuller and had next to no bruising or pain.Dr. Kelishadi's team; from the staff at the front desk, registered nurses at the hospital & to his board certified anesthesiologist made this an experience I want to do all over again! When it comes to your body, you MUST choose the best in the business and I am 100% confident I did. SSK Plastic Surgery is the ONLY place I will go to for my body services- even if I move out of California! There are several financing options & you even go home with a goodie bag with a robe, soft gel ice pack compressions, a coffee mug, pen & cute tote bag! We also exchanged PERSONAL cell phone #'s so he can check in on me & my progress!The fact that I am awake at 6:30am the first day after my surgery writing about how amazing Dr. Kelishadi & his team is should say a lot about his practice & work.I love that I can see Dr. K years after my surgery for check-in's and he is always eager and happy to see me.Besides being a phenomenal board certified plastic surgeon, he is also a very humble man & hard worker. It felt good to be so reassured & spoken to with integrity and kindness.Follow is instagram to see his amazing work for yourself! @sskplasticsurgFrom the bottom of my heart (& new breasts/lips), I thank Dr. Kelishadi and his team. You guys have risen the bar VERY for plastic surgery!"- M.T. / Google / Feb 07, 2020
"So so so happy that I found SSK! Joline is the best! The first time I went I had never had my lips done and I was very nervous. She made me feel really relaxed and took the time to listen to exactly what I wanted. The office makes you feel very welcome and I never feel rushed. They make sure to take their time with everything they do to ensure the best outcome. I am so happy I have finally found my place! Thank you for being the best Joline !"- M.M. / Yelp / Mar 07, 2020
"Dr. Sean kelishadi is my one and only go to surgeon. He is amazing. I have had my lips, eyes, breasts done with dr. Kelishadi and he is incredible ! He has made my dreams a reality! My breasts couldn't be more perfect . My lips are incredible. I had very bad under eyes he did such an incredible job, I look so refreshed !!! Thank you so much dr. The team !!! Lindsey is incredible ! She is so sweet the whole team !! Thank you SSK !!!! My one and only go to doctor !!!! Recommended . If you want to look perfect and beautiful he will make it happen. Thank you so much doc !!!!!!!"- I.B. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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.