A lip lift is an in-office surgical procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip, known as the “philtrum.”
The procedure increases the amount of pink tissue that’s visible which makes the lips look fuller and more pronounced. It also increases how much of your upper central teeth show when your lips are resting.
It’s a good option for people who want to add height instead of volume to their lips.
The lip lift procedure is done in a surgeon’s office and a patient will likely be given local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia because the pain isn’t too intense.
In most cases, this process is performed under local anesthesia but can be under IV sedation and takes about one hour to complete.
The active recovery period from lip lift surgery lasts about 5-7 days. Patients usually experience a moderate amount of swelling and may experience some pain or discomfort in the first 72 hours.