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Lip Lift

Highlight Your Smile with a Lip Lift

Enhance the shape of your lips at RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

What is a Lip Lift?

Enhance the volume and shape of your lips with a Lip Lift.

A lip lift can be performed for the upper lip, lower lip, or both. The purpose of a lip lift is to increase the height of the visibly pink portion of the lips. There are various techniques for achieving a lip lift. Your customized treatment may be completed in the office under local anesthesia and typically takes about one hour. Brooklyn lip lift patients undergoing this procedure seek natural results that offer more enhanced and defined lip contours without relying on dermal fillers.

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How do I know if a lip lift is right for me?

Learn more during your private consultation.

A lip lift is a permanent procedure that provides fuller and more defined lips, addresses asymmetry concerns, and gives you a more youthful appearance. Several reasons women and men seek the results of a lip lift include:

  • Looking younger
  • Increasing the height of the pink part of their lips
  • Accentuating the cupid’s bow
  • Exposing more of their upper teeth
  • Shortening the length of the skin between the nose and upper lip
  • Avoiding the maintenance or unsatisfactory results of lip fillers

During your consultation for a lip lift Brooklyn Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Khelemsky, will answer any questions and explain the different techniques of surgical lip lift procedures, including the bullhorn or subnasal lip lift, direct lip lift, corner lip lift, or combination lip lift.

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“Dr. Khelemsky brings the “art” of medicine to a whole new level. She is a perfectionist that took her time with my procedure. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results. My surgery was on a Friday morning, and Dr. Khelemsky came in on both Saturday and Sunday to ensure that I was healing appropriately and my pain was being managed… I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the results even now.”

—Facelift patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Renata Khelemsky did an amazing job with my rhinoplasty. In the consultation, she identified what changes would be made to best work for my face and listened to my concerns. I am so happy with the results and would highly recommend her to anyone interested in this procedure.”

—Rhinoplasty patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky is an amazing doctor and artist. She did my filler and I am so happy with it. I will recommend her to everyone I know. She explains everything so that you can understand.”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky is an outstanding physician... She herself is very calming and makes you feel at ease and confident in the decision you are making. I am overjoyed with the results of my facelift, and would definitely do it again. If someone is thinking about a facelift or any procedure and is apprehensive... Dr. Khelemsky will give you great reassurance… When I look in the mirror, in Zoom, in selfies - I now love my jawline and my whole face in general.”

—Surgical Facelift patient | RealSelf

“Awesome! She was patient and very quick with no pain. She explained everything thoroughly with me and definitely knows her skill set! I trusted her expertise in natural-looking adjustments and it turned out fantastic!”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“I love coming to see Dr. Kelemsky! She has the patient’s best interest in mind and I always feel Dr. Kelemsky addresses what look I am going for and is right on the money. I walk out of the office feeling much more confident than when I came in. I will always trust Dr. Kelemsky and she most definitely has a patient for life. She does both my Botox and lip fillers and both procedures have always been flawless.”

—Lip filler patient | RealSelf

“Dr. Khelemsky did an outstanding job on my nose. She explained everything in detail from the very first consultation. She’s professional, caring and her attention to detail makes her the absolute best surgeon! I’m extremely happy with my results and highly recommend her to anyone.”

—Rhinoplasty patient | RealSelf

“I had a wonderful experience from start to finish. She was extremely professional, answered all my questions before my Botox and injectable treatment. There was very little discomfort and hardly any bruising at all. I am thrilled with the results and will use her again for future treatment. I would highly recommend her.”

—Botox patient | RealSelf

“My experience was great! Dr. K is very good at explaining her vision for results with injectable fillers. She is warm and friendly and a delight to chat with. It has been years since I have had a “real” Doctor sit and talk and do an almost painless procedure.”

—Dermal filler patient | RealSelf

“I recently had eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Khelemsky… From the moment I saw her in the surgery center I felt at ease and knew everything was going to be OK. The surgery went well… Referred by my eye doctor, my eyesight is better already. I look forward to recommending my family and friends to Dr. Khelemsky, she has the qualities that everyone seeks out in a true medical professional.”

—Blepharoplasty patient | RealSelf

Lip Lift Procedure

Your procedure takes about one hour.

Lip anatomy is one of the most variable aspects of the human face, and a great deal of objective and subjective analysis is performed with patients during a lip lift consultation. Dr. Khelemsky will use your digital photographs taken from multiple angles to discuss each of your lip lift options in detail.

Bullhorn or subnasal lip lift

This is the most commonly performed lip lift procedure across all ages and hides the scar discreetly under the base of the nose. The subnasal lip lift addresses only the upper lip. Dr. Khelemsky begins by marking the naturally curvy crease under your nose, which outlines where to place the incision for maximum camouflage. A variable amount of skin may be removed, and the more skin that is removed, the greater your lift. Next, the area is numbed with Lidocaine, and then the measured amount of skin will be removed. A delicate row of stitches is placed along the base of the nose to complete the lip lift procedure.

Corner lip lift

This lip lift is ideal for patients who have severely downturned corners of the mouth, producing an angry or sad appearance without frowning. A small segment of skin is removed overlying the corner of the mouth on both sides, placing a delicate incision here. The degree of lift is based on the amount of skin removed as well as the shape of the removal itself.

Direct lip lift

Also known as vermilion advancement lip lift , this technique places the incision and stitches directly above the pink border of the lip. The direct lip lift can be performed along the upper or lower lip, or both at the same time. One of the main advantages of this type of lip lift is that it can remove severely aged and wrinkled skin directly adjacent to the lips. For patients with deep lines and creases surrounding their lips, either due to smoking or genetics, this procedure will have the added benefit of increasing lip show as well as permanently removing lip lines. The incision takes several weeks to heal and will be visible during the early healing period. Makeup can be applied after two weeks of healing. Dr. Khelemsky performs a laser scar treatment to the incision as early as two months after surgery to greatly diminish the appearance of the scar and to achieve optimal results.

V to Y mucosal advancement lip lift

This technique places the incision along the inside lining of the lips where it is not visible on the skin. During surgery, a V-shaped incision inside the upper or lower lip is rearranged and “advanced,” allowing the incision to be closed in the shape of a Y. This advancement creates a lip with more fullness. This type of lip lift is ideal for patients who desire increased volume and size of their lips, without the use of dermal fillers. The stitches dissolve in about one week, and patients notice results right away.

Combination lip lift

An advanced technique where a corner lip lift is combined with either a subnasal or direct lip lift to create just the right degree of lip sculpting and shaping along the entire lip.

Lip Lift Recovery

Following a lip lift Brooklyn patients can expect swelling and some minor bruising for two weeks. Most patients return to work in one to two weeks, depending on the nature of their work. The lips have a natural tendency for swelling, and some patients prefer to wait an additional week to allow for further improvement in swelling. You will see a dramatic reduction in swelling after two weeks with gradually more natural-appearing lips over the course of one to two months. The use of ointment and massage will greatly soften the incision and help the healing process.

Lip Lift Results

The lip lift procedure offers reliable and long-lasting results. You will receive specific instructions on how to care for your incisions. It is advised to avoid smoking, which impedes blood flow and slows the healing process. Additionally, a soft diet is recommended for one week.

Why choose RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

We offer surgeon-based care focused on highlighting your unique beauty. Possessing a keen eye, gentle touch, and deft technical skill, Dr. Renata stays at the forefront of aesthetic medicine to bring you the highest level of care available, tailoring every service to your unique needs.

Our state-of-the-art facial aesthetic clinic is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in New York City. We cater to the local areas, including Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Long Island City, and Cobble Hill, as well as Manhattan and New York City at large. Patients can expect a premium experience in our luxury office setting, where attention to privacy and one-on-one care create a professionally tranquil and high-quality visit.

A double-board-certified facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Renata Khelemsky specializes in enhancing natural beauty. A Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and diplomate of the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, her personalized approach begins with a comprehensive analysis of your facial features, ensuring each transformation celebrates your unique individuality.

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Call (646) 558-3757 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation for lip lift. Our tailored approach to various lip lift procedures and advanced surgical techniques set us apart from other providers, ensuring a top-notch experience that unveils your smile and natural beauty. Schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Renata Khelemsky today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will not experience pain or discomfort during your procedure. However, once you are in recovery, you may feel some tightness as your incision heals. Any discomfort is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication, gentle massage, cool compresses, and soothing lip ointment.

Complications following lip lift surgery are rare, but some risks include bleeding, infection, prolonged numbness and swelling, asymmetry, or scarring.

Dr. Khelemsky uniquely tailors each lip lift procedure, so the cost of the surgery will vary from patient to patient. There are also additional costs if you choose to add on other procedures such as the application of PRP to the surgical areas to reduce swelling and bruising while enhancing the healing process.

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At RENATA Facial Cosmetic Surgery, patients receive excellent customer service, communication, personal attention, and scheduling flexibility. Located in the historical and breathtaking waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn in New York City, our office serves local neighborhoods including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, and Cobble Hill, as well as Manhattan and New York City at large.

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