Benefits of Lip Lift Surgery


Full lips are a sign of youth and an element of an attractive face. But not everyone is born with full lips, and our lips tend to thin as we age. Another change that occurs with age is the loosening of facial skin. This can lengthen the distance between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip, which can hide your teeth when you smile.

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that subtly raises the edge of the upper lift to create a fuller appearance. The operation can be performed differently for varied effects and is tailored to your facial proportions and the look you want to achieve.

Why might you consider lip lift surgery? Here are 8 key benefits of the procedure:

1. Fuller Lips

Full lips are attractive, enticing, and a visual sign of youth and sensuality. Dermal fillers can temporarily plump your lips, but a lip lift subtly widens your upper lip for a permanent enhancement. Take a look at our before-and-after gallery of actual patients to see what a difference fuller lips can make.

2. A Younger Look

It’s not just fullness that gives lips a younger look. It’s also their shape, which a lip lift can enhance. Depending on your lips’ natural form and the look you want to achieve, a lip lift can accentuate a Cupid’s bow (think Taylor Swift) or a rounded upper lift (like Angelina Jolie or Kylie Jenner).

3. A More Prominent Lip Line

A defined border between the red of the upper lip (the vermilion) and the skin above it helps draw attention to attractive lips. Youthful lips have a naturally lighter edge where the red of the lips meets the skin around it, called the vermilion border. A lip lift can make this line more prominent by pulling the vermilion border upward.

4. A Better Smile

Lifting the upper lift can improve your smile in a couple of ways. A more attractive shape and fuller appearance make your smile more appealing. And by lifting the upper lip, your smile will show more teeth. Together, the changes can make your smile shine.

5. Lifted Mouth Corners

When your mouth is at rest, turned-down corners can give you an unhappy or disapproving look, even when you’re feeling relaxed and contented. A lip lift can correct this issue by gently pulling up the corners of your mouth to create a neutral or satisfied look. The change will give you a brighter and more welcoming at-rest expression, radiating even more when you smile.

6. Reduction in Fine Lines Above the Lip

The fine vertical lines that often appear above the upper lip — sometimes called smoker’s lines — can give your mouth an older look. A lip lift tightens the skin above the upper lip, reducing these lines and making them less noticeable. The change helps make you look younger.

7. A Boost to Your Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

After a lip lift, you’ll feel better about yourself when you look in the mirror. And that good feeling will be reinforced as you see how other people respond to your brighter smile and attractive appearance. The effect can be a significant boost in self-confidence and self-esteem.

8. Permanent Results

Unlike fillers, which can add volume to your lips for a few months at a time, a lip lift produces a permanent improvement in your appearance. There’s no need for refresher treatments.

Learn More About Lip Lift Surgery in Los Angeles

Dr. Stephen Bresnick in Encino, CA, is one of the most sought-after and extensively trained plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area. He is known for his compassionate approach and superior artistry. Call us at (818) 981-3333 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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