What Exactly Is a Lip Lift?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that your lips have begun to thin over time, or have started to observe a bit of sagging and drooping in the mirror each day. Sometimes these changes can be brought about by weather damage, makeup use, and other lifestyle choices…while plenty of patients also notice facial aging begin to make itself known thanks to simple genetics. Whatever the root cause may be, a lip lift enables you to enjoy beautiful, luscious lips you’ll love.

To learn more about how a lip lift can rejuvenate your facial appearance and create a fuller, more youthful look, reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices and set up your consultation with a member of our team.

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Choosing the Look That’s Right for You

Whether you have always had thin lips, or you want to return your lips to the shape and fullness they had when you were younger, a lip procedure may provide you with the look you want. If you are dissatisfied with or self-conscious about your lips, lip fillers can open up new possibilities for you, enhancing your appearance and self-image with full, voluptuous lips.

There are several techniques for lip lifts that can restore a youthful look, eliminating thin, downturned lips that can make you look angry or bitter—even when you don’t feel that way. A lip lift at Clevens Face and Body Specialists can help you enjoy:

  • Fuller lips
  • Improved lines
  • Diminished wrinkles around the mouth
  • A more pouty appearance
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Hear from a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

Hear Dr. Khelemsky explain the various ways you can improve the appearance of your lips. Clevens Face and Body Specialists are excited to offer you a handpicked team of more than 30 highly experienced and extensively trained professionals, each of whom is a true specialist in their field.

How Can a Lip Lift Enhance Your Lips?

Clevens Face and Body Specialists: A Team Built on Expertise and Experience

Our founder and medical director Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS has surrounded himself with an amazing team that consistently delivers exemplary results for our patients. Having earned a reputation for excellence by spending more than 25 years creating beautiful outcomes for his patients in Brevard County, Florida, Dr. Clevens decided to create Clevens Face and Body Specialists.

Thanks to a staff of highly experienced cosmetic surgery specialists, we’re able to offer our patients a comprehensive level of care. Your facial cosmetic surgery procedure will be carried out by one of our board-certified facial plastic surgery specialists who focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery.

Our patients are like family to us, and you’ll experience a true passion for patient care when you visit our office. In addition to a variety of exciting surgical offerings, we’re also here to help with a number of nonsurgical medspa selections, so you can preserve and enhance your results for years to come. To get started with our team, reach out and set up your consultation today.

Watch Dr. Clevens’ Lip Lift Webinar

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Do I Need a Lip Lift?

If you have always had thin lips or are self-conscious about losing fullness over time, a lip lift can help you achieve the look you want. A lip lift can also increase the visibility of your upper teeth, which also helps restore the appearance of a radiant, balanced smile. 

If you’re still curious about how a lip lift can enhance your look, click on the button below, and watch an informative webinar in which Dr. Clevens will explain how a lip lift can improve your sense of facial harmony and boost your overall quality of life.

How the Lip Lift Benefits You

Beyond giving you fuller lips, a lip lift improves the look of the entire mouth region. Returning thin lips to the shape and fullness they had when you were younger is just the beginning. A lip lift performed by Dr. Clevens or an expert member of his surgical team will also resolve the presence of any lip lines and wrinkles that may have developed over time while adding a sense of balance and symmetry to your mouth and face. If sagging or drooping caused by increased skin laxity has resulted in a downturned appearance in the corners of your mouth or an angry look, a lip lift will correct that, as well.

Your Consultation

During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Clevens or Dr. Khelemsky about the changes you’d like to make in your appearance. Your surgeon will explain the different options available to you, and help to guide you to the procedure that is right for you, your cosmetic goals, and your lifestyle. Some of the options, such as lip filler, are temporary in nature while others – lip lift – are long-lasting.

Learning Your Cosmetic Goals

An important aspect of this consultation involves you explaining your cosmetic goals in detail. It would help even further if you were able to bring in photos, to better show us what you like and what you don’t like. This will help our team more accurately let you know whether you are a good candidate for lip augmentation. 

Discussing Your Options

Together you’ll decide whether you would prefer a temporary result that can be achieved with an injectable material like Restylane, Juvéderm, fat transfer, or Radiesse…or whether a long-lasting option that can be achieved with a minor lip lift surgical procedure would be preferable. Once we have learned about your cosmetic goals and gotten to know your unique facial features, our team will work with you to design your bespoke treatment plan. 

Finalizing the Details

You’ll go over the techniques used to create results, the incisions your surgeon will make during your procedure, and what you can expect from your recovery period while you get ready to enjoy your exciting results. Finally, you’ll go over the financial details of your surgery, before working with our team to schedule your operation, and any pre- and post-operative appointments. We’ll remain available to you to ensure that you’re supported throughout the experience.

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Exploring Your Lip Lift Alternatives

Having created an instructional lip lift video for other surgeons at the request of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Clevens is a recognized authority on lip lifts. He’s pioneered and refined several procedures, including:

  • The traditional lip lift
  • The subnasal or “bullhorn” lip lift
  • The direct lip lift
  • The “Corner of the” lip lift
  • Live-fill augmentation of the lips
  • The “extended corner of the lip” lift
  • The V-Y lip advancement

Lip rejuvenation is frequently performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as facelift, blepharoplasty, and laser skin resurfacing.

Your Lip Lift Procedure

The lip lift is typically performed in-office, with local anesthesia to keep the patient comfortable. Your surgeon will create an incision along the base of your nose, enabling them to remove a small portion of skin, effectively bringing the upper lip and nose closer together. 

This works to subtly lift and reposition the lips for a more youthful and attractive look before your surgeon carefully closes the incision in a way that avoids visible lines in the future. Your surgeon will thoroughly explain the details of your procedure to you during your consultation.

Your Recovery Process

Your recovery largely depends on the specifics of your procedure, and we’ll make sure that you know exactly what to expect after your lip lift before the day of your procedure. With all lip lifts, your lips may have extra swelling and sensitivity for the 48 hours following your procedure. Talking and chewing should be avoided as much as possible, and you’ll want to get plenty of rest. Our team also will assist you with managing any discomfort after your procedure. Rest assured that our team will be available to support you and answer any questions you have throughout your cosmetic journey. 

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Enjoying Your Results

Our patients frequently report back to us that their lip lift results have helped them experience a more fulfilled quality of life, and increased confidence in both social and professional settings. It’s hard to overstate just how far a lip lift can go when it comes to restoring and rejuvenating your appearance. To learn more about how a lip lift can help you both look and feel your best by taking years off your appearance, reach out and set up your initial consultation at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices today.

Our Lip Lift Results

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What Our Patients Have to Say

Hear from one of our lip lift patients. If you’d like to speak to a patient who has had a procedure similar to the one you’re considering, don’t hesitate to ask about this option during your preoperative consultation.

“I am writing to say thank you for the excellent surgical work you did on my lips. I have received numerous compliments since my lips have healed. This surgery has had a very positive effect on my self-confidence and has given me a brighter outlook for the future. I would like to extend my gratitude to you for all of your help, patience, and encouragement throughout the process.”

–MY, Palm Beach, FL

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Lip Lift FAQ

How often does Dr. Clevens perform lip lift surgery?

What are the risks of lip lift surgery?

How much does a lip lift cost?

How often does Dr. Clevens perform lip lift surgery?

Dr. Clevens is considered an expert in lip surgery. He is a frequent invited lecturer and teacher of lip rejuvenation at national and international plastic surgery meetings and was even asked to create a teaching video for the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery demonstrating his lip surgery techniques. This high level of experience with this procedure gives you the ability to look forward to exemplary results.

What are the risks of lip lift surgery?

Significant complications from aesthetic lip lift procedures are quite rare, and you can further put your mind at ease with the knowledge that Dr. Clevens has extensive experience with this type of procedure. As with any surgical procedure, however, there is always a possibility of infection or reaction to the anesthesia. Other possible complications include numbing, visible incision lines, swelling, and stiffness in the lip.

To reduce the risk of complications, it is important to follow all the instructions you receive from your surgeon before and after the procedure.

How much does a lip lift cost?

The cost of lip augmentation or lip lift surgery depends on the type of lip lift, the experience and training of your surgeon, and whether you are having other facial plastic surgery procedures at the same time. At Clevens Face and Body Specialists, the cost of a lip lift ranges from $3,000 to $6,000. To learn more, reach out and set up your consultation at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices today.

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