lip lift in NYC

Lip Lift: Your Ideal Look

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Welcome to Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery for lip lifts in NYC on Park Avenue.

Dr. Pearlman’s lip lift procedure is a custom cosmetic surgery that shortens and lifts the upper lip to produce a more aesthetically pleasing shape and size without looking too puffy or “duck-like.”

Get the lips of your dreams.

As we age, the lips tend to flatten, lengthen and lose their definition.

Mature patients often request a lip lift to restore a more youthful shape and fullness to their lips. The lip lift procedure involves removing a small horizontal section of the skin beneath the nose to shorten the space between the nose and the lip, as well as turning the upper lip slightly outward to reveal more of the inner, pink lip structure. This procedure creates a plumper, fuller, and more youthful look to thin or aging lips.

A lip lift in NYC by Dr. Pearlman can:

Lift and reshape the upper lip

Restore the “Cupid’s bow” shape at the center of the upper lip

Reduce the “skin” portion of the upper lip, so there is less space from the bottom of the nose to the vermillion of the Cupid’s bow.

Turn the upper lip outward, creating a fuller upper lip.

Bullhorn lip lift refers to the lip lift technique that removes a bullhorn shaped piece of skin from under the nose.

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Consultation With Dr. Pearlman

How it Works

Consultation

Procedure

During your initial visit, Dr. Pearlman will examine your lips and work with you to choose the best approach for your needs and unique anatomy. Then, you will both establish mutual goals for your lip lift in NYC at our Manhattan office. Dr. Pearlman will go over the process and expectations, as well as take the time to answer any of your questions about a lip lift.

One of the pillars of Dr. Pearlman’s philosophy is creating a harmonious look with the end result of a lip lift. He takes great care to achieve your desired results using advanced methods and techniques for a beautiful result for your lip.

During your lip lift, Dr. Pearlman and his highly skilled team will administer local anesthesia to numb the area of the upper lip beneath your nose. Dr. Pearlman will then remove a tiny amount of skin immediately beneath the nose to shorten the distance between the upper lip and nose.

Then, the incision is closed in layers to reduce visibility. The entire procedure takes an hour or less to complete. Less than a week later, the stitches will be removed, with the incision scar virtually invisible, hidden beneath your nose.

Natural Results for a Balanced Look

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Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift
Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift
Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift
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Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift
Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift
Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift
Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift
Female showing before and after results from a surgical lip lift

Frequently Asked Questions

Lip Lift

Am I a good candidate for a lip lift?

As you get older, the ligaments between the nose and upper lip can loosen and weaken, causing the area to increase in length, from one to three millimeters every decade after your 20s. Over time, this causes less of the pink of your upper lip to show, making the mouth look smaller, the upper lip appear thinner, and less shapely definition of the Cupid’s Bow.

Many of our patients desire the more youthful look of a plumper upper lip that slightly exposes the top teeth when relaxed. If you experience the thinning of your upper lip and desire a more youthful and natural pout, a lip lift may be a great option for you.

Other ideal patients include those who have been using lip fillers for a plumper upper lip and would like longer-lasting results than those from lip fillers. If you are seeking a more natural look than implants or fillers, you may also be a good candidate for a lip lift.

How long does a lip lift last?

A lip lift has some of the longest lasting results because the lip lift procedure involves the actual removal of accumulated skin to create a shorter philtrum (that space between your upper lip and your nose). This delivers a long-lasting result that rarely requires updating, if ever. While some patients see a slight relaxation of the skin between the nose and upper lip over the first year afterward, most of the initial results are there for the long term.

What is recovery like from a lip lift?

You may experience some pain and discomfort for the first 72 hours after your lip lift, but this is pretty easily managed by oral pain medication. Most patients return to work after three days. In less than a week, we will remove the stitches to finalize healing. Your lips may experience some swelling for the first one to two weeks and a feeling of tightness may linger for two to four months in some cases.

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Persistent in the Pursuit of Perfection

For decades, Dr. Pearlman has been persistent in his search for perfection as a top facial surgeon in New York. He brings evolution, experience, expertise, and uniqueness to his patients in our Park Avenue office. The goal of Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery is to help patients actualize their ideal self-image for the highest level of personal authenticity and attractiveness. Dr. Pearlman couples an attentive bedside manner and genuine concern for his patients’ welfare to deliver the best lip lift results.

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Find out if a lip lift is right for you.

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