The upper lip lift or shortening, also known as a Lip Lift, is an effective and relatively simple procedure to restore balance and provide a more youthful appearance to the upper lip. It avoids the excessive “trout pout” appearance sometimes seen when fillers are used in this area.

If you are looking to shorten the length of your top lip or restore a more youthful aesthetic that has been lost with age, this procedure may be well suited to you.

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You can change your facial aesthetic with the upper lip lift as performed by the talented doctors at ICCM.

Why should I consider an upper lip lift?

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, most patients are looking to combat the effects of time. Aging often means the portion of the upper lip that lies between the nose and the lip border (vermillion border) tends to get longer and flatter, giving it a tired look. This is due to the progressive loss of collagen and elastin in the peri-oral skin, resulting in volume loss and flattening of The Cupid’s Bow and Philtral Columns.

Some people are also born with a naturally longer upper lip, and may wish to shorten it to achieve a more balanced aesthetic.

If you suffer from this condition, upper lip lift surgery is a quick and easy way to address this problem and restore a more youthful look to your appearance.

What happens as part of the procedure?

Upper lip shortening is a relatively simple procedure where we remove about 3 or 4 mm of carefully marked, upper lip skin, just beneath the nose. This has the effect of shortening the distance between the nose and the lip border (vermillion) to give the upper lip a gentle “pout” and restore the “cupid’s bow”.

Like upper eyelid surgery, the scar is hidden and is generally very well concealed. There is little or no pain, and the entire procedure takes approximately 40 minutes in most cases. Lip lift results will usually last for 15 – 20 years.

What should I expect as part of the consultation?

A personal consultation with our cosmetic doctor at ICCM is the first step for any patient considering a lip lift. We will assess your physical and emotional health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Issues you should be prepared to discuss during the consultation include:

  • Medical conditions, both past and present
  • Current medications, including nutritional supplements and herbal remedies
  • Previous surgeries
  • Other treatments you have received

For more complete rejuvenation, we may discuss additional procedures that can be performed along with your lip lift surgery to create your desired aesthetic goals.

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Upper lip shortening is a relatively simple procedure that has the effect of shortening the distance between the nose and the lip border.

What does the Lip Lift cost?

A lip lift procedure costs $4,500 and is performed by Dr Tony Prochazka who has over 15 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and more than 20 years in non-surgical injectable treatments.

The team at ICCM ensure all patients’ safety and well-being as the top priority across all of the procedures we offer. We also provide reasonable, realistic pricing via our ideally located central Sydney clinic on Macquarie Street.

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Why your lip enhancements should be performed at ICCM

  • Experience: Dr Prochazka has over 15 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and over 20 years in non-surgical injectable treatments
  • Caring Attitude: Our patients’ safety and well-being are always our foremost priority.
  • Pricing: Reasonable, realistic pricing in the face of a competitive and rapidly evolving market
  • Convenience: Ideally located in central Sydney on Macquarie Street (famous as Sydney’s leading “specialist street”), close to transport and parking