The fullness and contour of the upper lip have a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of the lips and mouth. While some patients are born with unbalanced or thin lips, most encounter this unwanted trait as they age. Over time, facial skin loses elasticity and support. As it pertains to the lips, this causes the distance between the nose and the upper lip to extend longer with age. This effect can give patients a sad appearance as the lips flatten and the corners turn downward.

If you are suffering from these unwanted signs of aging within your lips, consider a lip lift from Houston’s leading facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Harirchian is well equipped to perform a number of lip augmentation procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. She helps patients achieve a more youthful and happy appearance with her dedicated skill in upper lip lift surgery.

Is A Lip Lift Right For You?

A lip lift can effectively reduce the vertical height of the upper lift as well as provide more definition in the lip borders. It also creates a subtle eversion of the upper lip, which is a very desirable lip feature. Both old and young patients can take advantage of a lip lift. While older patients choose this procedure to reverse the signs of aging, younger adults may want a longer lasting and natural-looking lip enhancement than repeated lip filler injections can provide.

Dr. Harirchian is qualified to perform the most proven lip lift techniques to improve sagging, thinning and lengthening of the upper lip, including the Corner Mouth Lift and Bullhorn (subnasal) Lip Lift. In most cases, the procedure is carried out in the office under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort and inconspicuous scarring.

We can evaluate your specific candidacy for an upper lip lift procedure. However, patients who desire the following can typically benefit from a lip lift:

  • More permanent and more natural results compared to injectable fillers
  • Reduce signs of aging on the lips, such has thinning, shapeless or drooping lips
  • Correct an upper lip that appears too long
  • Subtly lift the corners of the mouth
  • Reduce the appearance of an over-injected lip
  • Increase tooth show
  • Restore balance and desirable proportion to the lips
  • Correct inverted lips
  • Improve definition of Cupid’s Bow and lipstick bleed lines
  • Reduce wrinkles around the mouth

To learn more about what a lip lift procedure entails, including where incisions are placed, please contact Dr. Sanaz Harirchian today to set up a consultation. She pursues the most minimally invasive methods that create the most natural and long lasting outcomes in facial plastic surgery.