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Lip Lift Facial Plastic Surgeon

Does your upper lip appear thin, inverted or flattened? Is the distance between the nose and your upper lip too long? Does your upper lip hide your teeth? Perhaps your upper lip is too heavy in relation to your lower lip, or maybe the effects of aging have caused your lips to lose fullness. Whatever the case, a lip lift has become a trusted lip procedure that restores and refreshes the appearance of the upper lip, with more permanent and satisfying results than lip augmentation or lip injections.

In essence, a lip lift procedure involves removing excess skin in the upper lip in and shortens its vertical length. Several techniques are used to accomplish this including a “lip roll” method in which a small incision is made along the border of the upper lip. The sub-nasale upper lip lift uses a technique in which a small incision is made beneath the nose where it meets the upper lip.

What can a lip lift accomplish?

  • Give the mouth and lips a more sensuous look
  • Decrease the length of skin from the nose to the pink lip
  • Improve visibility of the upper teeth
  • Make the upper lip more voluptuous and fuller
  • Evert the upper lip
  • Rejuvenate the upper lip and mid-face
  • Eliminate or diminish the need for filler injection into the lips

Recognized for his meticulous skill and elegant artistry in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Maurice Khosh values lip lift surgery as a way to enhance a patient’s lips. This minimally invasive procedure is highly individualized, giving Dr. Khosh the ability to address the specific concerns of each patient. Dr. Khosh’s unique skills in facial aesthetics allow him to tailor a uniquely natural and beautiful look for each patient.

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your lips? Are you wondering if lip lift surgery is right for you? Whether you’re in Brooklyn or on the Upper East Side, Dr. Khosh welcomes your call at his office on Park Avenue.

Cosmetic Lip Enhancement Surgery

For patients bothered by the appearance of a long upper lip, or for those concerned that their upper lip is hiding too much of their teeth when they smile, cosmetic lip enhancement surgery is a suitable solution to elevate the upper lip, creating a more confident, relaxed smile.

While an upper lip lift shortens the distance between the upper lip and the nose, a corner lip lift involves the corners of a patient’s mouth for those that feel that they have a permanent frown expression. Because cosmetic lip enhancement is a minimally invasive and versatile surgery, patients benefit from a variety of techniques tailored to address their specific needs.

Dr. Maurice Khosh is an esteemed plastic surgeon in New York City, with a keen focus on subtle details and a unique combination of surgical skill and artistic vision. Dr. Khosh helps patients throughout Manhattan enhance their natural beauty and live with confidence.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic lip enhancement surgery or a lip lift procedure, contact Dr. Khosh today to schedule a private consultation at his Park Avenue office.

Patient before and after lip lift

Case Study

This 65 year old desired a rejuvenated upper lip. She noted the upper lip to be excessively long, covering her upper teeth and giving her a tired and aged appearance. Lip fillers only exacerbated the problem. The post op photos on the right side show her results at 6 months after surgery.

  • Patient: 65 year old desired a rejuvenated upper lip
  • Problem: The upper lip to be excessively long, covering her upper teeth and giving her a tired and aged appearance
  • Procedure: Lip Lift

Disclaimer: These are actual results for patients of Dr. Maurice Khosh. Plastic and cosmetic surgery results can vary between patients.

Woman lips.

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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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