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What Is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the lips. It’s performed primarily to create a more youthful, fuller, and defined upper lip. The procedure involves removing a small amount of skin from the upper lip or the surrounding area.

How Much Does a Lip Lift Cost?

At HK Plastic Surgery, a lip lift ranges from $3900 to $6000. Please note: Each plan is customized to individual situations and includes facility fees, IV sedation, medication, and post-operative appointments. 

Schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss the details of your surgery, and he will provide a customized plan and quote for you. 

Benefits of a Lip Lift

A lip lift can offer several benefits to those who are looking to enhance the appearance of their lips:

  • Increased lip fullness
  • Improved lip shape
  • Reduced lip lines
  • More youthful-looking lips
  • Long-lasting results
  • Increased self-confidence
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The different types of lip augmentations

Depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient, several common lip lift techniques may be used:

  • Direct Lip Lift - Ideal for patients with a long upper lip or a lack of showing teeth.
  • Subnasal Bullhorn - Ideal for patients who want to increase the amount of vermilion (the red part of the lips) showing and shorten the distance between the nose and upper lip

  • Central Lip Lift - Ideal for patients who want to increase the amount of vermilion showing without shortening the distance between the nose and upper lip.
  • Corner Lip Lift - Ideal for lifting downturned corners of the mouth.

Before & After

How Long Is the Recovery Time?

After a lip lift procedure, patients can expect to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but most patients can return to their normal activities within a week or two.

How Long Will It Take To See Results After a Lip Lift?

The results of a lip lift are typically visible immediately, but the full effects may not appear until the swelling and bruising have subsided, which can take several weeks. The procedure results will typically last for several years if not a lifetime.

Am I a Candidate for a Lip Lift?

Adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their lips could be good candidates for a lip lift. Ideal candidates for the procedure should:

  • Be in generally good health
  • Have the desire to improve the appearance, shape, and/or position of the lips
  • Have reasonable expectations

Why Choose HK Plastic Surgery Tampa for Your Lip Lift?

Dr. Holcomb, Dr. Kreithen, and Dr. Salzman are all board-certified plastic surgeons known for their skill, precision, and ability to provide patients with natural-looking results. When you choose Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & Medspa in Tampa for your lip lift, our team will go above and beyond to understand your unique goals and help you achieve them. Contact our office today if you’d like to schedule your consultation and get the process started.

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