Change the Shape, Volume, and Appearance of Your Lips with Lip Lift Surgery

Are you concerned by the distance between the nose and upper lip? Upper lip lift surgery (lip augmentation) can provide a more youthful, attractive appearance. A lip lift can also reduce or eliminate the vertical lines, creases, or wrinkles on your lip. The lip lift procedure, skillfully performed by Dr. Derek Steinbacher, can provide a complete look without the use of injections or implants. And unlike injections or fillers, lip augmentation in Guilford, Connecticut, provides results that last a lifetime. You don’t have to spend money on repeat treatments.

Who is a good candidate for lip augmentation?

As we age, our lips lose their fullness. As a result, the distance between the nose tip and the upper lip (philtrum) widens, making our face look older. Besides age, some people have naturally thin lips and desire to change this to achieve great results.

The lip lift procedure is desirable for patients with a philtrum of more than 15 mm. The process aims to reduce this height by about one-third. However, the extent of reduction is subject to an examination by Dr. Steinbacher. Careful planning ensures we don’t overcorrect to maintain your natural shape.

What to expect from the procedure

Lip enhancement is an outpatient procedure that lasts about 60 minutes. Before the treatment, we’ll anesthetize the inside of your mouth (mucosa) to reduce discomfort during treatment. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Steinbacher makes an incision beneath the nose to remove a small strip of skin called the “bullhorn” because of its shape. However, the shape and extent of this excision depend on the individual features.

Once we make the excision, we tighten the muscles and reposition the upper lip. After the procedure, we carefully suture the wound to ensure no visible scars are left after full recovery. The lip and cheek area will be swollen during the first few days after surgery. You may also experience mild pain, but this can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers and home remedies. You should also avoid strenuous activities during this period to allow healing.

Two weeks after surgery, your wound will be almost healed, and no scabs will be present. However, you need about 12 months for the scar to fade completely.

Lip augmentation near me

Full and beautiful lips are enviable aesthetic features. Unfortunately, some individuals may have naturally thin and undefined lips. Thankfully, the appearance of our lips is now within our control. With lip augmentation surgery, you can permanently plump your lips for improved aesthetics.

To benefit from the lip lift procedure in Guilford, CT, please call (203) 453-6635 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Derek Steinbacher.

We also specialize in rhinoplasties, facelifts, eyelid lifts, jaw surgery, mommy makeovers, breast aesthetic surgery, and other procedures to help achieve your cosmetic goals.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.

He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.

Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!