Lip Lift


Lip lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the lips by reshaping and lifting the upper lip. It is an effective solution for individuals who have a long or thin upper lip, lack lip definition, or desire a more youthful and balanced lip appearance.

As we age, the skin of the upper lip lengthens, and we lose volume of the red lip. The lip lift is designed to shorten the skin of the upper lip to a more youthful length, and evert the upper lip (thereby increasing its volume).

What is Lip Lift?

During a lip lift procedure, a small incision is made at the base of the nose, just above the upper lip. The excess skin between the nose and the upper lip is carefully removed to shorten the distance between the nose and the lip, resulting in a lifted and more prominent upper lip. The incision is then closed with sutures.

How does Lip Lift work?

The lip lift procedure works by addressing the specific concerns of the upper lip. By removing the excess skin and tightening the area, the distance between the nose and the lip is reduced, resulting in a more visible and youthful upper lip. The procedure helps to create a fuller and more defined lip contour, enhancing the overall facial harmony and aesthetic balance.

What are the Benefits of Lip Lift?

Enhanced lip appearance

A lip lift can provide a more youthful and attractive lip contour by lifting and reshaping the upper lip. It creates a fuller and more defined lip appearance.

Balanced facial proportions

By reducing the distance between the nose and the lip, a lip lift helps to achieve better facial harmony and balance, particularly for individuals with a long or thin upper lip.

Improved lip definition

The procedure can enhance the definition of the Cupid's bow and vermilion border, creating more prominent and well-defined lips.

Youthful rejuvenation

A lip lift can help restore a more youthful appearance to the lips by addressing age-related changes such as lengthening and flattening of the upper lip.

Increased self-confidence

Improving the aesthetics of the lips can boost self-esteem and confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their facial appearance.

Long-lasting results

The results of a lip lift are typically long-lasting, providing a permanent improvement in lip shape and contour.

Procedure Timeline

CONSULTATION: During the initial consultation, you will discuss your goals and expectations with Dr. Okland. He will evaluate your facial features and determine if you are a suitable candidate for a lip lift.

PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION: If you decide to proceed with the lip lift, you will schedule a surgical date. Dr. Okland may provide pre-operative instructions, such as avoiding certain medications or fasting before the procedure.

SURGERY: The lip lift procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. It usually takes about 1 hour to complete. Dr. Okland will make carefully placed incisions along the base of the nose or within the natural creases of the nostrils, depending on the chosen technique.

RECOVERY: After the surgery, you will be monitored for a short period before being allowed to go home. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common during the initial recovery phase. You may be advised to avoid using straws and strenuous activities and follow specific post-operative care instructions.

HEALING AND RESULTS: The initial swelling and bruising will gradually subside over the following weeks. You will start to see the initial results of the lip lift as the incisions heal. It is important to note that full healing and final results may take several months, as the tissues continue to settle and refine.

POST-OPERATIVE APPOINTMENTS: Dr. Okland will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress, remove any sutures if necessary, and address any concerns or questions you may have during the recovery period.


Frequently Asked Questions?

Ideal candidates for a lip lift are individuals who desire to improve the shape, fullness, or symmetry of their upper lip. It is best to consult with a qualified surgeon who can evaluate your specific concerns and determine if a lip lift is the right procedure for you.
The recovery time can vary from patient to patient, but typically it takes about 1-2 weeks for initial healing. Some swelling, bruising, and discomfort can be expected during this time. It’s important to follow post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Okland to ensure proper healing.
The incisions for a lip lift are carefully placed along the natural contours of the nose or under the base of the nose, which helps to minimize visible scarring. Over time, the scars tend to fade and become less noticeable.
The results of a lip lift are generally permanent. The reshaped lip contour and improved fullness can be enjoyed for many years. However, the natural aging process will continue, and factors like sun exposure and lifestyle choices can affect the longevity of the results.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, such as infection, scarring, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. However, these risks are minimized when the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon in a controlled environment.
Yes, a lip lift is often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelift, rhinoplasty, or chin augmentation, depending on your specific needs and goals. Dr. Okland can discuss the possibilities and provide recommendations based on your individual case.

Why choose Dr. Okland for Lip Lift?

Expertise and Experience

Dr. Okland has extensive experience in performing lip lift procedures. He have undergone specialized training and is highly knowledgeable in the latest techniques and advancements in the field.

Personalized Approach

We understand that every individual is unique, and we take the time to listen to your goals and concerns. Our team will tailor the lip lift procedure to your specific needs, ensuring a personalized approach that addresses your aesthetic desires.

Advanced Techniques

We stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in lip lift techniques. Dr. Okland utilizes advanced surgical techniques and tools to achieve optimal results while minimizing scarring and ensuring a natural-looking outcome.

Comprehensive Care

From your initial consultation to your post-operative appointments, we provide comprehensive care throughout your lip lift journey. Our team is dedicated to supporting you at every step, ensuring your comfort, safety, and satisfaction.

Patient Satisfaction

We prioritize patient satisfaction and strive to exceed your expectations. We take pride in our track record of delivering successful outcomes and helping our patients achieve their desired lip aesthetics.

Safety and Results

Your safety is our utmost priority. We maintain strict safety protocols and adhere to the highest standards of patient care. Our goal is to provide you with long-lasting results that enhance your lip appearance and boost your self-confidence.

Schedule a Consultation

Please fill out the form below to schedule a personalized consultation with our experienced team specializing in lip lift procedures. Dr. Okland understands the importance of addressing your specific concerns and helping you achieve a more defined and youthful appearance for your lips. During your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your needs, discuss the procedure in detail, and answer any questions you may have. With a personalized approach, Dr. Okland will develop a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your unique goals and desired aesthetic outcomes.

Take the first step towards enhancing the appearance of your lips by scheduling your consultation today. We are committed to guiding you through the process and assisting you in achieving natural-looking and long-lasting results.