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A lip lift is a minor surgical procedure that can be performed at Hills Country Plastic Surgery under the care of premier facial plastic surgeons in San Antonio. The surgery is performed while you are awake, as it requires only local anesthesia. This custom procedure can enhance the appearance of the upper lip for the long term – no more need for fillers. It is a more definitive correction to the contour of the upper lip.

What does a lip lift do?

  • Shortens the lip length between nose and mouth
  • Increases the visibility of your upper teeth
  • Shortens the perceived length of the lower mid-face
  • Turns the Cupid’s Bow upwards and increases upper lip volume
  • Creates subtle improvement at the corners of the mouth
  • Can make the lips and lower face appear much younger
  • Improves the definition of the philtra columns (the vertical ridges above the lips that connect to the underside of the nose)
  • Decreases need for fillers
  • Creates a more youthful facial balance

Who is a good candidate for lip lift?

As you age, the upper lip loses volume and the tissues stretch, increasing the distance between nose and upper lip. Lip lifting helps restore a more youthful facial balance, natural volume, and improves definition of the upper lip. For patients who have had distortion of their upper lip from too much filler, a lip lift can provide a more natural looking, fuller, and defined upper lip.

Why choose the surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery?

Both Dr. Farber and Dr. Shah were fellowship-trained at the most prestigious institutions and their techniques for delivering patient results and satisfaction set the standard for plastic surgeons in the field. They use the most advanced techniques and consistently achieve superior results.

Their warm demeanor, genuine care, and dedication to their patients are second to none. Ultimately however, patients choose Dr. Farber and Dr. Shah for the results. Their patients look and feel their best, and so can you. Discover the difference here in San Antonio!

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How is a lip lift performed?

An incision is made directly under the contour of your nose where a small amount of skin is removed. The lip is then lifted meticulously, and sutured into place, with the final incision being hidden in the junction between the nose and upper lip skin.

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Are you interested in learning more about this procedure? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call us today. Hill Country Plastic Surgery is the premier plastic surgery center in the San Antonio and Austin area, and our friendly team members are here to help you and will reach out promptly. 

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What to expect at your consultation?

During the initial consultation with your surgeon at Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your concerns and goals before recommending treatment options that are tailored specifically to your needs. Prior to your consultation, we recommend that you review the procedures on our website so you are familiar with the terms we will be using during our discussion. Once we identify your concerns and surgical goals, we will discuss all the treatment options that are available to you. Every patient is unique, and we will develop a tailored surgical plan that addresses your specific goals.

In addition, we will thoroughly review your medical history, surgical history, medications, allergies, family medical history, and other important details. It is very important that we obtain accurate information in all these areas as it may impact the outcome of your surgery. While discussing different treatment options, we will perform a physical exam and take measurements that are necessary for planning for your surgery. Pre-operative (before surgery) photos will be taken either at your initial consultation, or during your pre-operative visit. After your consultation, you will receive access to your notes on the patient portal in addition to information about your specific surgery.

If you have not activated your patient portal, this can be done at your appointment by asking any of our staff to assist you. If you have questions after your appointment, you can contact our office or message us through the patient portal. Some patients will require medical clearance from their primary care physician or a specialist or additional tests before undergoing surgery. Once you have determined that you would like to have surgery and have completed any clearances and tests that were requested, contact our office at (210) 658-3555 to schedule a pre-operative appointment with one of our surgeons.

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Lip Lift FAQs

How much does a lip lift cost?

What level of discomfort should I expect after my lip lift?

What is the expected recovery after a lip lift?

How much does a lip lift cost?

The cost of a lip lift varies from patient to patient, and the technique used. All faces are different, and some need more correction than others. It is recommended that you come in to see the surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery to get your customized lip lift consultation.

What level of discomfort should I expect after my lip lift?

Most of our patients experience little to no pain the day after surgery. In the operating room, they receive a local anesthetic that helps control pain during the day of surgery. We provide specialized aftercare instructions to reduce swelling and discomfort.

What is the expected recovery after a lip lift?

Recovery time after a lip lift is about 1-2 weeks. During the first week, patients may experience some swelling and bruising.

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Your journey to a happier, more confident life starts with a private, in-depth consultation with your surgeon, where we learn about you and your vision and goals. Discover San Antonio’s premier clinic for plastic surgery.

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