What are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?

November 23, 2021


Full, lush lips are often the feature people like most about themselves. When age-related skin laxity develops  the skin between the upper lip and nose stretches out, affecting how full the upper lip appears by causing it to invert. Having a lip lift makes the upper lip evert (turn out) and is a great way to permanently get a fuller-appearing upper lips. (Note: there is no analogous procedure for the lower lip.)

In the hands of Dr. Robert Langdon, the triple board-certified director and founder of The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, the benefits of a lip lift are unmistakable.

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How Does a Lip Lift Work?

The lip lift is a surprisingly simple cosmetic surgical procedure, and many patients find the recovery well worth the benefits. It works by shortening the philtrum, the skin between the nose and the upper lip. The procedure everts (turns out) the lip for a fuller, more lush appearance and restored facial balance.

The incision is well hidden beneath the nose. Dr. Langdon, who is one of the few surgeons to perform this procedure in Connecticut, makes a precisely-measured bullhorn-shaped incision in the crease just beneath the nose, then duplicates it with a second incision below the first. The strip of skin between incisions is removed, and sutures are carefully placed to minimize scarring. The result is a full, shapely upper lip and a barely-there scar.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?

If you’re unhappy with a thin upper lip, but you don’t want to have to repeatedly add plumpness through fillers, a lip lift may be a great alternative. Dr. Langdon’s meticulous attention to detail has helped many patients restore lip fullness and regain confidence in their smiles. A comprehensive consultation is a great way to get started.

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about lip lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

What are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?

Minimal scarring 

Dr. Langdon’s precise surgical techniques and the location of the incisions make for a barely noticeable scar. All people will see is your beautifully full upper lip.

Lifelong results 

Unlike dermal filler lip enhancement, the lip lift is a one-time procedure that lasts for many years. Even future skin laxity is unlikely to mar the results.

Balanced facial symmetry 

People are happier with their appearance when their features are in balance. Correcting a thin upper lip restores balance that’s been robbed by age. It makes for a more youthful, natural appearance that brings patients of The Langdon Center more confidence.

Short, smooth recovery 

This procedure is simple enough that most patients don’t even require narcotic pain relief. Patients often return to work in 3-4 days. The mild bruising and post-op swelling typically subsides in 1-2 weeks.

Gain confidence in your smile 

After the procedure, lip lift patients report feeling better about their appearance, with confidence in their smile that carries through in their mood and overall outlook. They may notice that their teeth are more visible when they smile.  The waterfall effect of renewed confidence is a boost to many patients’ overall quality of life.

At The Langdon Center, patient safety and satisfaction are our highest priority, and we strive to give every patient world-class care from start to finish. Restore your beautiful, full smile without fillers and enjoy the results for a lifetime.

I am amazed at and grateful for the results of my procedures.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about a lip lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.