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.