Lip Lift

If your lips are naturally thin or your upper lip is longer than you’d prefer, you might be desiring a fuller, more beautiful, and enhanced smile. If you’re weary of repeated filler treatments and seek a more permanent enhancement to the shape, symmetry, and beauty of your lips, a Montreal lip lift might be the perfect procedure for you.
A lip lift can significantly enhance your lips, making your facial features and smile more balanced, and beautifully lifting your upper lip. This straightforward procedure offers an appealing, fuller smile and a lasting improvement for years to come.

What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift in Montreal is a quick and straightforward surgical procedure that shortens an overly-long upper lip (the area from the top of the red part of your upper lip to the bottom of your nose). A long upper lip can be a genetic trait or a result of aging, causing the upper lip to stretch. An overly long upper lip can make the red part of the lip roll inward, adding to the thinness of the lip and partially covering the upper teeth when you smile.

A lip lift shortens the upper lip just under the nose, putting it in proportion with the rest of your features. This procedure lifts the red part of your upper lip attractively, creating more of a cupid’s bow and providing a full, inviting shape and position.

A lip lift effectively addresses the following concerns:
  • A drooping, overly-long upper lip
  • A lip that hangs over your upper teeth, causing them not to show when you smile
  • A thin upper lip
  • A lack of symmetry in the lips   
  • A desire not to continue to use repeated filler treatments to enhance your lips

The Lip Lift Procedure

Dr. Ali will start with a consultation to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals and to examine your lips and skin. You will have ample time to ask questions, learn about the procedure details, and feel fully prepared and confident to move forward.
The procedure itself is performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Ali will mark the area just under your nose where the incision will be made. This incision is done with precision and is designed to be hidden in the natural fold of skin under your nose. Dr. Ali will carefully remove a small strip of skin from under your nose, then lift your lip upward, securing it under your nose with sutures.
After your procedure, your upper lip will be shorter, making your mouth and lips more proportional, with the red of your upper lip attractively unfurled. The results are long-lasting and are considered permanent.

Lip Lift Benefits

Lip lifts are a popular procedure for patients who want to enhance their lips. There are many benefits:
  • A fuller, more attractive upper lip
  • More symmetrical and proportionate lips 
  • Youthful, natural-looking results
  • A fuller, attractive smile that shows off your upper teeth
  • Very long-lasting lip augmentation that reduces or eliminates the need for fillers
  • Short procedure time
  • Short recovery time


After your lip lift, expect some soreness and swelling for the first few days. We will provide antibacterial ointment for you to apply to keep the incision clean. Some patients prefer to rest for a few days, while others feel up and about by the next day. Take the time you need to recover at your own pace, but avoid exercise or strenuous activities for approximately two weeks.

After about two months, any remaining swelling will subside, and you will see the final results of your lip lift. You'll enjoy a more proportional, beautifully enhanced, and shapely upper lip.

Am I a Candidate For a Lip Lift?

If you’re ready to stop relying on repeated filler treatments, and you want to beautifully enhance your upper lip, you may be a candidate for a lip lift. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:
  • You are in good health 
  • You do not smoke
  • The distance between your nose and upper lip is too long or has stretched with age
  • Fillers don’t work well for you
  • You are ready for a surgery to give you the permanent, beautiful lip enhancement you want

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, 
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Ali Izadpanah, a renowned triple board-certified plastic surgeon based in Montreal, is celebrated for his unparalleled expertise and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional patient care.
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