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What is a Lip Lift? 

The plump and curvaceous contours seen with youthful lips diminish as the skin ages, resulting in elongated, thin lips and a worn appearance. Getting a lip lift in Austin will result in a shorter distance between the bottom of your nose and the top of your upper lip (philtral length) to produce a lovely, natural increase in lip volume and create definition of the Cupid’s bow.

Dr. Givens, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, has the artistry, advanced surgical technique, and precision to enhance your lips with this minor surgical procedure, ultimately alleviating the need for serial revolumization with dermal filler products.

  • Price: Starting at $4,000
  • Recovery Time: 5-7 Days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild-Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: Local or General

The Ideal Candidate for a Lip Lift

The once toned tissues of the lower face weaken and relax with age resulting in elongation of the philtrum (the area from the bottom of the nose to the top of the upper lip) by at least one millimeter every decade. A lip lift creates a more youthful, defined appearance of the lips and the Cupid’s bow for adults of all ages. Both younger patients that find no benefit from fillers or are tired of undergoing repeat injections, and more mature clientele with a thin upper lip, an elongated philtrum, or an overall lack of lip definition often seek the substantial benefits that result from a lip lift. If you identify with any of the above aesthetic concerns and do not smoke/vape, you may be the ideal candidate for a custom lip lift performed by Dr. Givens, our top female facial plastic surgeon in Austin.

The Benefits of a Lip Lift

Issues Addressed with a Lip Lift

  • A long, thin upper lip
  • An asymmetric, undefined lip contour
  • Lips that do not benefit from fillers
  • Lips that are tired of serial temporary injections
  • Increased length between the nose and mouth
  • Lack of definition of Cupid’s bow

Benefits Achieved with a Lip Lift 

  • A natural, youthful upper lip
  • A balanced, defined lip contour
  • Decreased need for lip filler
  • Shortened lip between the nose and mouth creating more “pink show” of the lip
  • Defined and repositioned Cupid’s bow
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence 
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Before & After Lip Lift Performed by Dr. Givens

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"I feel at home with Dr. Givens and her employees. I am overly infatuated with how my lips turned out! Not only are the prices great but the quality of work I got with the time I’ve seen her!! No one has matched her talent or knowledge. Thank you for reading my review if you did!"


Why Choose Dr. Givens for a Lip Lift in Austin?

When considering any facial procedure, including a lip lift in Austin, ensure that you are under the care of a skilled facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Givens provides an extraordinary level of patient care and attention and is among the most talented facial plastic surgeons practicing in the state of Texas. A lip lift must be performed with extreme accuracy to achieve a youthful and balanced symmetry. Dr. Givens will carefully evaluate your individual lip structure to create a remarkably natural and beautiful enhancement of your lips.

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Why do my lips sag as I age?

Lip sagging is a common sign of aging, caused by a loss of volume and elasticity in the lips over time. As you get older, the muscles and tissue supporting the lips weaken, leading to a drooping or downturned appearance.

What is the best treatment for sagging upper lips?

A lip lift procedure is one of the most effective treatments for addressing sagging or drooping upper lips. This surgical technique involves removing a small amount of skin just below the base of the nose to lift and rejuvenate the lip area.

How long does a lip lift last?

The results of a lip lift procedure can typically last for several years or decades. However, the longevity of the results can vary based on individual factors like skin elasticity and continued aging.

What is the difference between a lip lift and lip fillers?

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that permanently reshapes and elevates the lips, while lip fillers are injectable treatments that add temporary volume and plumpness. Lip lifts provide more long-lasting results, while fillers offer a non-surgical option with shorter-term effects.

How painful is the recovery from a lip lift?

Recovery from a lip lift typically involves some discomfort and swelling for the first week. Most patients report that pain can be well-managed with over-the-counter medications and subsides within a few days.

What is the average cost of a lip lift procedure?

The cost of an lip lift at Givens Facial Plastic Surgery starts at $4,000. The current average cost of a lip lift around the world is between $3,000 and $8,000, depending on the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and the complexity of the procedure. We always offer financing options to help make every procedure accessible.

Can a lip lift be combined with other facial procedures?

Yes, a lip lift is often performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift, facial liposuction, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and buccal fat removal to achieve a more comprehensive, harmonious result.

How long do I need to take off work for a lip lift?

Recovery from a lip lift typically takes 5-7 days, during which time patients may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and tightness. Most patients can return to all normal activities within 7-10 days, depending on their individual healing process.

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