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Lip Lift Beverly Hills, CA

A beautiful face has a certain harmony to it and the lips plays a vital role in creating a youthful, happy, or sometimes sexy appearance. An upper lip lift shortens the distance between the base of the nose and the upper lip. It also makes the upper teeth a bit more noticeable improving tooth show when smiling. This surgery allows for changes to the shape of the mouth and lips that cannot be accomplished with even the best filler injections or even fat transfers. It can solve issues related to having a thin upper lip or a long upper lip.

A lip lift shortens the distance between the base of the nose and the upper lip.
A lip lift is a minimally invasive procedure, requiring only local anesthesia.

The Lip Lift Procedure

Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, the lip lift is performed under local anesthesia. The operation is relatively simple to perform but requires great attention to detail, meticulous technique, and experience.

The patient is marked and measured precisely to create the design for the skin that will be removed from under the nose. An incision is created at the base of the nose and the skin excised, undermined, then advanced and secured in place.

Dr. Frankel individualizes every patient’s care.

Lip Lift: Consultation and Planning

Dr. Frankel individualizes every patient’s care. He invests the time to fully understand patient expectations, learn complete history, evaluate the inside and outside of the nose, and take digital images. Dr. Frankel will discuss the cosmetic and functional expectations of your surgery in detail to ensure all your questions are answered.


Before and after

*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.


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Preparation & Expectations of Lip Lift Procedure

Preparation for Lip Lift

Preparation for Lip Lift

If you are having cheek reduction as a stand alone procedure under local anesthesia, there is very little preoperative preparation required. If you are having anesthesia for your procedure then your board certified plastic surgeon will provide specific instructions. Other than a list of counter pain medications and supplements to avoid there is little preparation necessary.

Length of Lip Lift treatment

Length of Lip Lift treatment

Lip lift Beverly Hills takes approximately one and a half hours to complete.

Recovery time from Lip Lift treatment

Recovery time from Lip Lift treatment

The first several days after a lip lift there will be swelling and distortion to the lip.

The smile will feel strange and stiff and many patients become a bit anxious about what they are seeing.

The sutures will be removed on day six and usually things will begin to normalize and people can return to their social and work lives around the ninth day.

Because the surgery requires many deep sutures there may be some small surface irregularities as they dissolve over time.

Lip Lift Aftercare

Lip Lift Aftercare

A moderate degree of swelling is typical for the first seventy two hours after a lip lift. This can be controlled with a cold compress.

A small amount of bruising may be present, but will fade in less than a week. Any pain or discomfort may be able to be controlled with medication to minimize pain.

Sutures will be removed six days following surgery.

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Lip Lift Procedure FAQs

What lip lift office is near me?

If you live near Beverly Hills, CA, DR. Andrew Frankel, offers lip lift among its services and is conveniently located at 201 S Lasky Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90212.