Patients who have lost significant bulk to their upper lip or have a thin upper lip compared to their bottom lip can be a good candidate for a surgical procedure called a lip lift, or a specialized procedure exclusive to our office called a Laser Lip Lift.
Dr. Greg Chernoff recommends that patients first try specific injectable dermal fillers that are designed to augment lip volume and shape lips. Products such as Restylane Silk is FDA-approved to enhance lips by plumping up thinning lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. Also, Juvéderm Volbella XC is used to enhance a patient’s lips. This product is a smooth, soft dermal filler that can be more precisely and evenly injected in your delicate lip tissue.
However, if you have tried a dermal filler and are not happy with the results, or are interested in a more natural way to improve lip volume or symmetry, a laser lip lift can be discussed with Dr. Chernoff.
WHAT IS A LIP LIFT?
To increase the presentation of the upper lip, a lip lift is becoming a more popular procedure. Candidates for a lip lift are patients that have an ultrathin upper and lower lip. Additionally, this procedure is ideal for patients who have a long space between the top of their upper lip and the base of their nose. The lift gives the upper lip a more natural fullness and more defined appearance with improved volume and helps to restore a more youthful facial balance. A lip lift has many of the same benefits as hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers without the need for return visits to refill every few months.*
There are many methods surgeons use to perform Lip Lifts. Patients choose Dr. Chernoff for this procedure because his of his precise surgical technique. Technique is especially important because Lip Lift incisions are located in visible areas of the face. Dr. Chernoff’s Laser Lip Lifts leave little or no trace of the procedure.* Additionally, what differentiates Dr. Chernoff from other surgeons, is that he uses a laser to complete the skin incision.
HOW IS A LIP LIFT PERFORMED?
Dr. Chernoff uses a laser to create a tiny incision at base of the nose. The tissue between the upper lip and base of the nose is elevated and shortened to improve symmetry and fullness of the upper lip. This precise procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure, under local or twilight anesthetic.
Dr. Greg Chernoff is known for achieving natural-looking results. The goal with a lip lift is to provide a subtle and natural-looking appearance of the patient’s lips.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.