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The shape of the lips impacts the balance and beauty of the face. When the top lip is too long or thin, it can impact the fullness and youthfulness of the mouth. Genetics and aging can both affect the appearance of the upper lip, but lip plastic surgery can reshape and lift the lip to create the desired effect. Expert facial surgeon Dr. Lesley Rabach and our team at LM Medical NYC in Manhattan offer lip lift surgery to reshape and revitalize the upper lip and mouth.

When there is too much space between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip, it can make the lips or mouth look older or unbalanced. Some people are born with a “longer” upper lip. Others have the pink portion of the upper lip disappear as they age, due to lost skin elasticity and volume in the lips. A lip lift removes a small section of skin under the columella, or nose base, and elevates the upper lip. This reduces the space between the top lip and nose, while curving the pink portion of the lip out. The result can be fuller, more balanced lips that look more youthful and sensuous.

Upper Lip Lift Surgery FAQs

What is a Lip Lift?

Dr. Lesley Rabach, a double board certified facial plastic surgeon is one of the only plastic surgeons to elegantly and artistlcally perform the upper lip lift. It is a perfect pr oceure for patients want to increase lip volume but do not like the appearance of filler in the lip.

What is a bullhorn lip lift or deep plane lip lift?

The bullhorn lip lift targets the upper lip and the philtrum (the space between the nose and the lip). It is used to elevate the upper lip and shorten the distance between the lips and nasal area. A tiny strip of skin will be removed, and the upper lip will then be raised up. This procedure is performed on young patients to enhance their lips and lower face ratio. The procedure is also performed on older patients, as the skin above the lip lengthens over time. Dr. Lesley’s perfected technique gives the best and natural results with a quick healing time and very little if any scarring.

A Bullhorn Lip Lift has many benefits for patients which include the following:
• Balancing symmetry in lips
• Shortens the distance between the lips and nose (which increases over time)
• Causes increased lip show, with bigger appearing lips
• Increasing the projection of the Cupid’s bow
• Improvement in “smoker’” lines or the lines in the skin above the lip
• Shortens the length of the midface
• Need for less lip filler, if any

What to Expect from a Bullhorn Lip Lift?

Lip lifts are done in office with local anesthesia using a hidden incision beneath the nose. Lip lifts are ideal for patients who do not benefit from lip fillers or to create more symmetry of the lower face.

This procedure will help achieve poutier lips that are slightly lifted and expose the upper teeth more when smiling.

Most patients return to normal daily activities after 4 to 7 days. Some minor swelling and or bruising is expected and self resolves at 1 week.

A lip lift can reshape your lips and create a fuller, more youthful appearance to your mouth. If you want to learn more about lip lift surgery or enhancement, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule a personal lip consultation with renowned facial surgeon Dr. Lesley to discuss the surgical and non-surgical treatments available.

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Patient Testimonials

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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