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Lip Lift

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Lip Lift

Dr. Paul prides himself on delivering natural, long-lasting results with minimal down time.

A frequent motivation for individuals seeking a Lip Lift is the desire for a more harmonious and alluring facial appearance. Patients often express a sense of dissatisfaction with the proportions of their lips, perceiving a disconnect between their inner vitality and external image. Upon self-reflection in the mirror, they may observe that their lips lack definition or appear to sag with time. As we get older, the upper lip lengthens and the smile may hide the teeth,  Dr. Benjamin Paul – New York City’s premiere facial plastic surgeon addresses these concerns through a specialized multi-layered Lip Lift procedure. By precisely refining the upper lip, this procedure can profoundly rejuvenate the overall facial aesthetic, providing patients with a refreshed and natural look that aligns with their individual beauty aspirations.

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The Basics

What is a Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift in New York is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the lips by altering their shape and elevating their position on the face. This procedure is particularly focused on rejuvenating and beautifying the upper lip. It involves removing a small amount of skin from the area just beneath the nose, known as the philtrum, which results in lifting the upper lip.

By shortening the distance between the nose and the upper lip, a Lip Lift can create a more defined lip contour, increase the visibility of the vermillion border (the line between the red part of the lips and the surrounding skin), and expose more of the upper teeth when smiling. The goal is to achieve a natural and aesthetically pleasing enhancement to the lips, contributing to a more youthful and balanced facial appearance. 

Dr. Paul prides himself on delivering natural, long-lasting results with minimal downtime.

Lip Lift Timeline


    During the consultation with Dr. Benjamin Paul at Facial Plastic & Hair Restoration practice in New York City, patients discuss their goals and concerns related to lip appearance. Dr. Paul evaluates their lip anatomy, medical history, and expectations to determine if a Lip Lift is a suitable option.

    1st Visit

    Before the surgery, patients have a preoperative visit to finalize details, discuss the procedure in-depth, and receive instructions for pre-surgery preparations. Dr. Paul ensures that patients are well-informed and prepared for a successful Lip Lift.

    2nd Visit

    On the day of the Lip Lift surgery, patients arrive at our facility, and Dr. Paul performs the procedure. The surgery involves removing a small amount of skin from beneath the nose to lift the upper lip, enhancing its shape and position on the face.  

    3rd Visit

    In the immediate days following a Lip Lift in New York, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Paul provides postoperative care instructions, including guidelines for managing any temporary side effects.

    (DAYS 1-2)

    Patients return for suture trimming at one week after lip lift.  Most patients are able to return to most jobs by one week.

  • Weeks Following Surgery

    As the initial swelling subsides, patients start to see the initial results of the Lip Lift. Dr. Paul monitors their progress during follow-up appointments, ensuring proper healing and addressing any concerns that may arise.

    (WEEKS 2-4)

    Several months after the Lip Lift, patients continue to see improvements in lip aesthetics. Dr. Paul assesses the final outcomes, ensuring that the upper lip enhances overall facial harmony and achieves the desired natural-looking results.

    (MONTHS 1-6)

    The final results of the Lip Lift become fully apparent, showcasing the enhanced shape and position of the upper lip. Patients enjoy a more defined lip contour and increased visibility of the vermillion border, contributing to an aesthetically pleasing and rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Paul ensures that his patients are satisfied with the long-lasting and natural results of their Lip Lift procedure.

    (6 MONTHS +)

What are the benefits of a Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift is a cosmetic procedure that offers several benefits to enhance the appearance of the lips and overall facial aesthetics:

  • Increased lip definition
  • Shortened upper lip
  • Exposure of teeth
  • Youthful appearance
  • Natural-looking results
  • Improvement in facial harmony
  • Improved lip symmetry
  • Enhanced vermilion border
  • Minimal downtime 
  • Customized results
  • Boost in self-confidence

Who are the best candidates for Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift procedure in New York is suitable for individuals who desire improvements in the appearance of their lips and overall facial harmony. The best candidates for a Lip Lift typically include:

  • Long upper lip
  • Signs of aging
  • Desire for more lip definition
  • Asymmetry or unevenness
  • Good general health
  • Realistic expectations
  • Non-smokers
  • Commitment to recovery​​

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What’s The First Step?

If you are looking into a Lip Lift in New York City, your first step is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Paul. During the appointment, you can ask questions about the procedure, discuss your aesthetic goals, and have Dr. Paul examine your face and lip area. He will also ask you some questions about your medical history to create a personalized treatment plan that integrates your aesthetic preferences, individual needs, and desired results.

Using the information he collects, Dr. Paul will then create your surgical plan, which will include the techniques he plans on using, the anesthesia, and every other aspect of the procedure. If you are satisfied with the plan, you will meet with our Patient Coordinator to schedule your surgery. You will also be provided with some instructions to promote a higher potential of having a smooth surgery and recovery.

Please keep in mind that the more open and honest you are during your consultation, the better opportunity you will have of a successful surgery with less chance for unnecessary risks and side effects.

What to expect on the day of A LIP LIFT

On the day of your Lip Lift in New York City, you’ll experience a carefully orchestrated process aimed at achieving your desired lip enhancement. Upon arrival, the standard check-in procedures will be conducted, ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed. In the preoperative area, you’ll change into a surgical gown, and Dr. Paul, along with the medical team, will conduct final assessments and address any last-minute questions. Anesthesia will be administered, tailored to your agreed-upon plan, providing comfort during the procedure. 

Dr. Paul will skillfully perform the Lip Lift surgery, making precise incisions to achieve the desired results. Dr. Paul specializes in performing a layered closure with deep internal dissolving sutures to ensure you will heal as perfectly as possible and this takes tension off the skin closure layer. 

After completion, you’ll move to a recovery area, where professionals will monitor your vital signs until you’re stable and alert. Detailed postoperative instructions, including managing initial discomfort and caring for the incision site, will be provided. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled before leaving the facility, ensuring ongoing support during the recovery period. Dr. Benjamin Paul prioritizes patient safety and satisfaction throughout the entire process.

Lip Lift Recovery

The recovery following a Lip Lift procedure with Dr. Benjamin Paul involves several stages. Immediately after surgery, there may be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the lip area. 

Dr. Paul’s team will provide specific postoperative care instructions, including the application of prescribed ointments and guidance on managing any initial discomfort. It’s essential to follow these instructions diligently to support a smooth recovery process.

During the initial days following surgery, it’s advisable to rest and avoid strenuous activities to allow the healing process to progress optimally. Swelling and bruising typically subside within the first week, and any sutures used during the procedure will be removed at the appropriate time during a follow-up appointment. As the weeks unfold, patients will notice a gradual improvement in the appearance of the lips.

Combine your Lip Lift

The goal of a Lip Lift is to make harmony on your face that appears refreshed and vibrant, while also being age-appropriate. To make the most of your new appearance, our NYC patients often choose to add additional cosmetic surgery procedures for a more unified and rejuvenated appearance.

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How much does a Lip Lift cost in New York City?

The cost of a Lip Lift in New York City is determined by numerous factors, including anesthesia, facility, and surgeon fees, and the techniques Dr. Paul uses, among a few others. The best way to determine the full price of your Lip Lift is to come in for an initial consultation and let Dr. Paul create your surgical plan. Once this is created, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a total breakdown of the surgery’s cost. 

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Why Choose Us?

Why choose Dr. Paul?

As a dual-board-certified Otolaryngologist (ENT) and Facial Plastic Surgeon in New York City, Dr. Benjamin Paul is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to his patients and is committed to helping them look and feel their best. Known for his artistic approach to plastic surgery and ability to create natural-looking results that enhance each patient’s unique features, Dr. Paul is devoted to rapid recovery, so his surgical methods are devoted to creating natural-looking, long-term results.

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Whether you are seeking to correct a cosmetic or functional issue, Dr. Paul utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques to expertly sculpt a beautiful, natural appearance. If you’d like to correct your lips and bring to life a refreshed and vibrant look, a Lip Lift in New York City from Dr. Benjamin Paul can produce stunning results! 

To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office or use the application form on our website to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step towards a more youthful appearance!

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