Lip Aesthetics: Understanding lip injections and lip lift surgery
Lip Lift Surgery: What is it?

Lip Lift Surgery: What is it?

Lip lift surgery is a quick and effective procedure that takes less than an hour to perform. Primarily known for shortening the philtrum in patients with long upper lips, this gives permanent results. Moreover, by revealing more of the pink part of the lips, it increases their fullness and attractiveness. This simple surgical technique can significantly improve facial aesthetics and create a youthful and balanced smile. Patients often feel confident and satisfied with the appearance of their improved lips.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort and a relatively quick recovery period. Consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon is crucial to determine candidacy and discuss individual goals for achieving natural-looking results.

Key benefits of lip surgery

Key benefits of lip surgery include improved lip volume, improved lip shape, defined cupid's bow, increased confidence, and long-lasting results.

Improved lip volume: Lip surgery adds volume, making lips look fuller and plumper.

Improved lip shape: Reconstructive procedures improve lip symmetry and proportion.

Defined Cupid's Bow: Certain surgeries give the cupid's bow a more defined appearance.

Boosting confidence: Lip enhancement can improve self-esteem and overall confidence.

Long-lasting results: Some procedures provide long-lasting effects, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups.

Key benefits of lip surgery

Lip Lift Surgery: What is it?

Lip lift surgery is a simple and effective procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. It is recognized as a permanent solution to shorten this space in patients with a long philtrum (the space between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip). However, the benefits of lip lift surgery go beyond that. By revealing more of the pink part of the lips, it gives them a fuller and more attractive look.


Lip lift surgery is performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon makes a bullhorn-shaped incision under the nose, removes a strip of skin from the philtrum, and then lifts the skin to close the incision.

Expected Results:

The results of lip lift surgery are quite remarkable. It not only adds fullness to the lips but also defines the cupid's bow and highlights its curves. Moreover, the results provide permanent, long-lasting solutions.

Best candidates for lip lift surgery:

You may be an ideal candidate for lip lift surgery if you:

  • Are healthy
  • Have a long philtrum (experts recommend an ideal philtrum length between 11 and 13 mm).
  • Desire more developed and defined lips.
  • Tired of repeated lip injections every six months.

Lip injections (lip fillers):

For those who prefer a non-surgical and temporary method to achieve fuller and thicker lips, lip injections, commonly known as lip fillers, are a popular choice. These injections typically use hyaluronic acid fillers, a natural substance found in the body that is responsible for the skin's vitality, radiance, and tightness.


A local numbing agent is injected into the lip over 15 to 30 minutes, and many fillers contain lidocaine for added comfort. During the consultation, the doctor will assess your lip and mouth balance to determine injection sites.

Benefits of lip fillers:

  • Precise control over the amount of filler injected for better lip volume control.
  • Injections can be done slowly over several sessions until the desired shape is achieved.
  • Less bruising and swelling than other filler materials.
  • Long-lasting results, although not permanent (up to six months).


Best candidates for lip fillers:

Ideal candidates for lip fillers are those who seek fuller and plumper lips but prefer a temporary change. However, people with certain conditions such as active infections such as oral herpes, diabetes, lupus, or blood clotting problems may not be suitable candidates for lip injections.

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