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Lip Lift

Non surgical lip lift options or surgery can add more volume to the lips or correct a curled upper lift.

Lip Lift Surgery Under Local Anesthesia with Dr. Fodero

Lip Lift Surgery is a must for a beautiful, youthful smile and lips after a certain age (typically after 55).

This procedure is most commonly performed under local anesthesia, and the recovery is quite easy.

The goal with a lip lift is to shorten the distance between nose and lip, and to roll out the upper lip for more “red show” (this is the Lip Flip effect often achieved by Botox).

If you are unhappy about the shape or size of your lips and feel they are disproportionate to the rest of your face, a lip lift surgery can be a great solution! We offer a variety of treatments to provide each patient with the best options unique to their needs and facial anatomy. Whether you have been living with curled or disproportionate lips your whole life or have noticed changes with signs of aging, a lip lift procedure will give you aesthetically pleasing lips and an appearance you can feel confident about.

Lip Lift Quick Facts

  • Minor surgery with little downtime
  • Reduce signs of aging
  • Improve facial proportions
  • Non-surgical options

Today’s Best Options for A Lip Lift

There are several treatment options available, including non-invasive temporary solutions and surgical lip lifts. Your doctor can discuss these treatment options in more detail with you to select the best one to meet your goals and fit your body’s unique anatomy.

Lip Lift Surgery

Lip lift surgery is a minor surgical procedure that can be done under local anesthesia. A lip lift surgery can also be added to other cosmetic surgeries if you are planning to have more. Skill is incredibly important during this surgery since you want a scar that will heal discreetly since the lips are a focal point of your face. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Fodero, has been performing lip lifts and lip surgeries for nearly 30 years so you can trust he has the experience you need to leave with beautiful, aesthetically pleasing results.

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Dermal Fillers

Fillers can add volume and increase the height of the upper lip. However, the philtrum cannot be shortened with this treatment and there is also a natural limitation for how much the lip can be filled while still appearing natural. For these reasons, the best lip fillers are a more effective treatment for younger patients since the visual trick of fillers cannot always create optimal results for women with more advanced signs of aging.

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Lip Flip with Botox

Botox creates a very similar effect to a lip lift for younger patients. Botox injections enhance the red color of the lip and reduce muscle contractions that cause the lip to flip. Botox must be used carefully around the mouth since the muscles they contract are needed for normal function. Although the time period these injections can be used to create beautiful results while maintaining function is limited, Botox is a great temporary fix to hold off surgery for younger patients.

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Patient Stories About Lip Lifts

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“I tried Botox and Fillers for the first time, at age 45, and I love how I look! It was still me, but it was just a more refreshed look. I don’t look tired; and my eyes don’t look droopy or exhausted anymore.”

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“I felt very safe coming here.”

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“The difference in my lips is amazing! People say to me "Elena, you look so young!" and I say, "Dr. Johnson!”

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Why Choose Reflections Center for a Lip Lift

The lips are a delicate area of your face, so it is important to receive treatment from an experienced surgeon or injector. Dr. Fodero specializes in facial reconstructive surgery and has an in-depth understanding of human anatomy. Knowing the function of the muscles around your lips is incredibly important since too much Botox or top lip filler can impair this function. Dr. Fodero’s experience will also ensure that the scars left from a lip lift surgery are practically invisible since he can conceal them in the natural grooves of your face.

Lip lift surgery may not be for everyone, and we will never push you to receive a more invasive procedure than is required. Fillers or Botox are great temporary solutions that provide beautiful results for younger patients with less advanced signs of aging.

Additionally, our cosmetic physicians have decades of experience providing natural-looking injection results with the leading injectable brands. Whether fillers, Botox, or lip surgery is the best option for you, our team will recommend your best options for your specific goals, keeping in mind what’s achievable and in line with your preferences. Contact Reflections Center today by calling our office or scheduling a consultation.

Lip lift surgery may not be for everyone, and we will never push you to receive a more invasive procedure than is required

How to Find the Best Lip Lift Doctor Near You

  • Qualifications
  • Dr. Fodero is well-trained in facial reconstructive surgery and has extensive experience with lip lift surgeries. Each of our doctors has received a Top Doctor award from RealSelf, one of the largest platforms for cosmetic patients and physicians. With over 30 combined years of experience and the most innovative treatment methods, you can trust that you will receive the best care possible at Reflections Center.

  • Important Questions to Ask
  • When you visit your doctor for your consultation, you might have a few questions and we are more than happy to answer them. Here are some questions you should consider asking:

    – Am I a good candidate for a lip lift?

    – Can I get lip fillers after my lip lift?

    – How long does it take to recover from a lip lift?

    – Is a lip lift only for the upper lip?

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Lift

    • How long does a lip lift last?

      A lip lift with most lip filler brands will last about 3-6 months, but a surgical lip lift is a permanent treatment.

    • How painful is a lip lift?

      A lip lift is a relatively minor surgical procedure so you should only experience some discomfort during the first few days while your lips are swollen. The swelling and bruising should reduce in about two weeks.

    • Does a lip lift change your nose?

      A lip lift should not change your nose but the shortened distance between your nose and lips will change the proportions of your lower face.

    • Are lip lifts permanent?

      Lip lift surgery is permanent, but even the best lip filler and Botox will have to be touched up every few months.

    • Does a lip lift look natural?

      If done properly, your lip lift will appear natural. It is important to find an experienced provider since overfilling the lips with filler or shortening the philtrum too much can create unnatural results.

    • Does a lip lift leave a scar?

      If you choose to have a lip lift surgery, a small scar will be left. However, if done by an experienced surgeon, the scar will be small and easily concealed.

    • Will a lip lift make me look younger?

      Yes! One reason to get a lip lift is to enhance the volume of your lips and the appearance that may have changed due to aging.

    • Can you smile after lip fillers?

      When injected by an experienced injector, your smile will not be effected by lip fillers. In the case of a lip lift, by adding more volume and shortening the length of the philtrum, your teeth will be more visible which creates a beautiful smile.

    Dr. Joe Fodero is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. For 20 years, Dr. Fodero has built an amazing resume of plastic surgery work in the New Jersey area and is recognized as a Top Plastic Surgeon in Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, and Body Sculpting. We’re so happy he’s decided to join forces with the Reflections Center team of physicians.