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Refresh Your Pout with a Lip Lift

Patient before and after lip lift

Lips are more than just loose, squishy flaps that allow us to eat and communicate. In fact, they are the most modified aspect of the face through cosmetics, injections and surgery. Plus, they are gorgeous, complex organs that play a role in physical attraction, verbal and non-verbal communication and more.

Over 900 million lipstick tubes are sold annually, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year by women on lip plumpers, lip liners and related cosmetic procedures.

When strengthened, your lips are a biologically significant characteristic that makes you feel better and look younger, regardless of your age. In addition, the size and form of your lips can reveal insights into your outlook on life, character and personality. So why not indulge in making them look exactly as you wish?

Why Get a Lip Lift Versus Botox or Dermal Fillers?

Maybe your top lip is disproportionately large compared to your lower lip, or perhaps your lips have thinned out due to aging. Regardless, a lip lift has emerged as a go-to lip surgery for restoring and rejuvenating the look of the lips, with longer-lasting and more satisfactory results than lip augmentation or lip injections.

In a lip lift surgery, the vertical length of the top lip is reduced by removing surplus skin. This can be done in many ways, one of which is the “lip roll” technique, which entails making a little incision along the top lip’s border.

Full, pouty lips contribute to a charming and youthful overall look. A lip lift might be an excellent option for people who are unhappy with the appearance of their thin upper lips.

Dermal fillers can temporarily fill in wrinkles around the mouth and give your lips some definition. Still, a lip lift will permanently plump your upper lip to provide you with a full, youthful appearance.

What Can a Lip Lift Provide, and What Does the Procedure Entail?

Surgical lip lifts are typically quick, simple procedures that can be done in the doctor’s office with only local anesthetic.

During your lip lift, a small amount of skin will be surgically removed from around your nose and mouth to permanently enhance the top lip’s appearance. A small incision is made below the nose, and a fraction of an inch or so of skin is removed. Small sutures hold the remaining skin in place, elevating the upper lip toward the nose.

Getting a Lip Lift in New York

Dr. Maurice Khosh is a highly regarded plastic surgeon in New York City known for his attention to detail, surgical expertise and aesthetic eye. Patients from all over Manhattan seek his services to help them feel more comfortable in their own skin and improve their self-esteem. If you are considering getting a lip lift, contact us to arrange a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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