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53-year-old woman treated with a surgical upper lip lift to decrease the length of the upper lip. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman performed this patient’s procedure in the office with the help of local anesthetic. The patient is shown 3 months after treatment.

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.

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