Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon
Since 1989

Lip Lift - Upper and/or Lower Lip Reshaping – Vienna, VA

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About Lip Lift

At Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, Dr. Shlomo Widder offers lip lift surgery for individuals who desire a stronger lip contour. As a highly-skilled, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Widder utilizes various tightening techniques and methods to lift and increase the size of the lips. This enhances the pink portion of the lips for a fuller shape in the upper and or lower lip. If you have thin or aging lips, this procedure can dramatically improve your lip appearance. In order to produce the best results possible, Dr. Widder will meet with you personally to develop a surgical plan that is safe, effective, and unique to your facial features. Results reveal a youthful, fullness to your lips.

Best Candidates

Lip lift surgery is a great option if you:

  • Desire a fuller lip contour
  • Have thin, deflated, or low hanging lips
  • Would like to change the distance between your upper lift and nose

What To Expect

When undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to have realistic expectations and to properly educate yourself on the potential outcome. This can be achieved by undergoing a one on one consultation with your doctor, as they can show you before and after photos. The techniques and incisions used will be based on your cosmetic goals and current lip position. However, during a traditional upper lip lift, an incision is made directly beneath the nose, excess tissue is removed, and the lip is elevated to a higher position. Incisions are strategically placed beneath the nose to minimize the appearance of scarring. Surgery is performed under general anesthesia and commonly takes about 90-minutes to complete.

Other Considerations

A lip lift is an invasive procedure that typically requires 7 – 10 days of healing. A visible bandage will need to be worn during this time to ensure proper healing and to prevent infection. It’s important to avoid strenuous activities that could possible disturb or cause discomfort to your upper lip area. Wearing loose shirts or button tops can also prevent you from possibly bumping the wound site. Minor bruising, swelling and redness is normal but should subside within a few days. Results produce fuller, natural looking lips, decreases the distance between your upper lip and nose, and allows the appearance of the upper teeth to be more dominant.

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Recovery Time  
3 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3 Months
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Contour Your Lips

If you have thin lips or wish to decrease the distance between your upper lip and nose, then lip lift surgery can help you achieve the look you desire. Call Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule your consultation to see if lip lift surgery is right for you.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.