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Dr. Inessa Fishman


This 54-year-old woman was bothered by her upper lip being “too fat” at the skin above the red lip, and too thin at the red lip. She wanted to improve her lip’s appearance, and underwent a surgical upper lip lift with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman.  The lip lift shortened the distance between the bottom of her nose and top of the upper lip, and also made the red part of the lip look fuller without fillers.  Shown at just 3 weeks after surgery, this patient has a great result and shows the normal and expected amount of swelling as part of her recovery.

About Lip Lift Procedure

Age, genetics, and sometimes a previous history of lip filler treatments can lead to an overly long white lip (the skin between the bottom of the nose and the red lip border) and too-short height of the red lip (the part of the upper lip where we place lipstick). This creates disharmony within the facial balance, can make the face look too long or sad, and can lead to an unnatural or aged appearance of the face and mouth.  A lip lift procedure shortens the distance between the nose and upper lip and helps to contour greater volume within the upper lip; this is a powerful treatment to bring balance to the mouth and lower face.  Commonly performed in combination with a facelift and lip augmentation with fat grafting, a lip lift is an effective way for the carefully selected patient to put her best face forward.Learn More About Lip Lift