Lip Lift

A lip lift can help to create a distinct, beautiful upper lip by subtly raising the position of the top lip. Whether you feel your top lip has lowered due to lost skin elasticity as you age, or whether you were born with a longer upper lip, a lip lift can provide a broader smile while creating a more symmetrical, youthful appearance to the face and lips.
With over 30 years of experience performing lip lifts, Dr. Pellegrino will skillfully address the aspects of your lip that you are most concerned about while lifting and enhancing your lips and overall facial symmetry.

An overview of a lip lift

At your initial lip lift consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will explain in detail what you can expect during the procedure. He will thoroughly evaluate your individual proportions and craft a custom treatment plan to help you achieve the result you are looking for.

Lip lift surgery is often combined with other nonsurgical treatments such as dermal fillers to achieve the desired amount of volume in your lip(s). Your personalized treatment plan will be tailored during your consultation with Dr. Pellegrino.

Commonly asked questions

Who is a good candidate for a lip lift?

Anyone who has an elongated distance from their nose to upper lip, is lacking upper tooth visibility, or has lost fullness in their smile due to aging is a good candidate for a lip lift.

Will a lip lift replace dermal fillers?

A lip lift is a permanent solution that provides lift and fullness to your upper lip. Although some clients may choose to continue to fill their upper lip with dermal fillers after their lip lift to achieve their desired volume, the amount needed should decrease significantly.

Will a lip lift help to show my upper teeth when smiling?

Yes! A lip lift is an ideal solution to provide more tooth show when smiling, which is generally perceived as more attractive and balanced.

Is a lip lift only designed to treat the results of aging?

Absolutely not! A lip lift can be performed on any adult who feels as though they are unhappy with the distance between their upper lip and nose, or anyone who would feel more confident with a fuller upper lip.

What concerns can a lip lift correct?

A lip lift performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino will:
  • Redirect the Cupid's Bow upwards
  • Increase upper lip volume permanently
  • Minimize the appearance of lip lines and philtral columns
  • Create a sexier, youthful appearance to your mouth and lips

What to expect during recovery

A lip lift is a significant procedure, and symptoms will take up to a few weeks to fully subside. You will likely experience side effects such as swelling, bruising, redness, and pain in the area. In your recovery period, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity and rest. Most patients will be able to resume their normal daily activities within a short period of time, although final results may take several weeks to settle in. Dr. Pellegrino and his staff will offer a custom treatment plan and guidance for your individual recovery period throughout your post-operative follow-up appointments.

Is a lip lift right for you?

If you would like to discuss having a lip lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino to determine the best individual treatment plan for you. Generally, most adult men and women are candidates for a lip lift as long as they are physically healthy. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what a lip lift can accomplish. When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, a lip lift will not drastically alter your facial appearance. Your result will be naturally replenished lip volume, and a youthful appearance to your smile.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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