A lip lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance the appearance of the lips by shortening the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose. It aims to create a more defined, youthful, and balanced upper lip.


During a lip lift, Dr Sooka makes a carefully placed incision just beneath the base of the nose, typically hidden within the natural creases. The length of the incision may vary depending on the desired outcome and individual factors.

Dr Sooka then removes a small strip of excess skin and tissue from the area above the upper lip. By doing so, the upper lip is lifted, revealing more of the vermilion (the pink portion of the lip) and creating a more prominent and aesthetically pleasing upper lip contour.
The incision is meticulously closed with sutures, ensuring minimal scarring and a discreet result. Dr Sooka may also use techniques to minimize tension on the incision and promote optimal healing.


Recovery after a lip lift is relatively quick, but some swelling, bruising, and discomfort may be experienced. Cold compresses and prescribed pain medication can help alleviate these symptoms. It is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr Sooka, which may include gentle wound care and avoiding activities that could strain the healing incision.


The results of a lip lift are visible immediately after the procedure, and as the initial swelling subsides, the final outcome becomes more apparent. The upper lip appears fuller, more lifted, and better proportioned to the rest of the face. The results of a lip lift are typically long-lasting, providing a lasting enhancement to the overall appearance of the lips.

Lip lift surgery is a customizable procedure, and the extent of lift can be tailored to meet the patient's specific desires. Dr Sooka will take into consideration various factors such as facial proportions, lip shape, and the patient's aesthetic goals to achieve a natural and harmonious outcome.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with a lip lift. These can include infection, scarring, asymmetry, changes in sensation, or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic result. Consulting with Dr Sooka is essential for a comprehensive evaluation, discussion of the expected outcomes, and determining if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

A lip lift can be an effective solution for individuals seeking to enhance the appearance of their lips and achieve a more youthful and balanced facial aesthetic. Open communication with your surgeon, thorough understanding of the procedure, and realistic expectations are key to ensuring a successful outcome.

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