What is a Lip Lift?
Lip Lift surgery “lifts” and shortens the upper lip to help enhance the lip definition and visibility. A long-lasting benefit can be had with a Lip Lift provided by Dr. Ort at Bellevue’s premier facial plastic surgery practice. This is a surgical procedure that removes a cuff of excess tissue at the base of the nose to shorten the upper lip length.
It allows gentle everting of the vermilion border, which is the pink part that outlines the lips, a lip lift also helps to enhance the shape of the lip with or without adding more volume to it. It is an outpatient procedure that can be performed with local anesthesia only, but sedation can be offered for absolute patient comfort. The incision is cosmetically hidden in the crease where the nose meets the upper lip. Once healed, the surgery site typically becomes imperceptible, leaving beautifully rejuvenated, youthful looking lips.