Lip lift procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years as more people seek to enhance their appearance and achieve a more youthful, defined look. While lip fillers are a common way to achieve fuller lips, lip lift surgery offers a more permanent solution for those looking to add shape and definition to their lips.
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS, reviews the different types of lip lift procedures available and what you need to know before considering this type of surgery.
Upper Lip Lift
An upper lip lift is a surgical procedure that shortens the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose. This procedure is ideal for those who have a long space between their upper lip and nose or those with a thin upper lip. Dr. Khosh removes a small strip of skin just below the nostrils, which shortens the distance between the upper lip and the nose and lifts the upper lip. This results in a more defined Cupid’s bow and a fuller appearance to the lips.
Corner Lip Lift
A corner lip lift is a surgical procedure that helps to lift the corners of the mouth, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This procedure is ideal for those who have downturned corners of the mouth or a sad or tired appearance. Dr. Khosh removes a small amount of skin at the corners of the mouth, which lifts the corners and creates a more lifted and defined look.
A vermillion advancement is a surgical procedure that enhances the definition and shape of the lips. This procedure is ideal for those who have thin or undefined lips. Dr. Khosh makes small incisions along the border of the lips and advances the vermilion (the pink part of the lip) outward, creating a fuller and more defined lip shape.
Bullhorn Lip Lift
A bullhorn lip lift is a surgical procedure that shortens the distance between the upper lip and nose, similar to an upper lip lift. However, instead of removing a small strip of skin just below the nostrils, Dr. Khosh removes a larger section of skin in the shape of a bullhorn. This procedure is ideal for those who have a longer space between the upper lip and nose and want a more dramatic lift and fuller appearance to the lips.
New York Lip Lift Plastic Surgery
Dr. Khosh is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Because lip lift procedures are highly personalized, he assesses each individual patient’s needs and recommends the best procedure to meet your desires and goals. He also helps patients form realistic expectations for surgery while clearly explaining the procedures and potential risks.
Lip lift procedures offer a permanent solution for those looking to enhance their lips and achieve a more youthful, defined look. With a variety of options available, there’s a lip lift procedure to suit every individual’s needs. Contact Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS, in New York to schedule a consultation today.