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The Lip Lift, commonly referred to as an upper lip lift or lip shortening, is a specialised cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of the upper lip. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who find that ageing, genetic factors, or lifestyle choices have resulted in a lengthened or drooping upper lip, which can detract from a youthful and balanced facial aesthetic.

The Lip Lift addresses these aesthetic concerns and offers functional improvements, such as enhanced lip mobility, which can positively impact speech and facial expressions.


The first step in the Lip Lift journey is an exhaustive initial consultation. During this meeting, the surgeon thoroughly evaluates the patient’s facial structure, focusing on the upper lip and its relationship to other facial features. This consultation serves as a platform for the patient to discuss their specific aesthetic goals, functional needs, and concerns. The surgeon will then develop a tailored surgical plan designed to align closely with the patient’s expectations and what is realistically achievable through surgery.

Anesthesia is a critical component of the surgical experience, and options are discussed in detail with the patient. Factors such as the patient’s overall health, comfort level, and the complexity of the procedure are taken into account. While local anaesthesia with sedation is the most commonly used option, general anaesthesia may be recommended for more intricate cases or based on the patient’s preference.

The surgical techniques involved in a Lip Lift are meticulously planned and executed. A small incision is typically made along the base of the nose, concealed within the natural contours to minimise visible scarring. Excess skin is removed through this incision, and the upper lip is lifted to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. The incisions are then carefully closed with sutures. Following the surgical procedure, additional treatments, such as the application of antibiotic ointments, may be administered to minimise the risk of infection and facilitate a smoother healing process.


PLEASE NOTE: While some results may be visible sooner, final results often take a few months for swelling to fully subside.
Actual return to activity times will be discussed and agreed with your Surgeon.


You may choose to undergo a Lip Lift for a number of reasons:

The Lip Lift offers transformative aesthetic benefits. By reducing the distance between the nose and the upper lip, the procedure can dramatically alter the facial landscape, making the upper lip appear fuller and more defined, enhancing overall facial balance and symmetry.
A Lip Lift can offer functional advantages beyond the aesthetic improvements. For example, some individuals may find that a lengthened or drooping upper lip interferes with activities like eating, speaking, or even playing musical instruments. The procedure can alleviate these issues by improving the mobility and functionality of the upper lip.
The combined aesthetic and functional improvements often lead to significant psychological benefits. Patients frequently report a boost in self-confidence, a more positive self-image, and an enhanced quality of life, which can positively impact their social interactions, professional engagements, and overall well-being.


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Lip Lift


While surgical procedures offer the potential for significant improvements in health and well-being, it is crucial to understand that they are not without risks. All surgical interventions carry inherent risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and the possibility of unsatisfactory results. The specific risks associated with your procedure will be discussed in detail during your pre-operative consultations with our medical team. Our dedicated staff will work closely with you to minimise these risks, ensuring the safest and most successful outcome possible. It’s essential to follow all pre and post-operative instructions meticulously to reduce the likelihood of complications.


Post Op

Post-operative care post a Brow Lift is paramount, ensuring the best results while minimising potential complications

"Excellent care from all the team at kp surgical. dan guided me through my journey with outstanding care and mark reassured me throughout."


Lip lifting offers a more permanent solution and is ideal for those looking for long-lasting results. Lip fillers are less invasive but require periodic maintenance. Your choice will depend on your long-term aesthetic goals and willingness to undergo surgery.
Most lip lift procedures are performed under local anesthesia, although general anesthesia can be used for more complex cases or if the patient prefers.
The results from a lip lift are generally permanent, unlike fillers, which dissolve over time and require repeat treatments.
Most patients report minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. Any pain can usually be managed effectively with over-the-counter pain medication and should subside within a few days.
Individuals who are in good general health, have realistic expectations, and are looking to enhance the appearance of their upper lip are ideal candidates for a lip lift.