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Introduction to Lip Lift

A Lip Lift is a cosmetic procedure offered by Dr. William Lao in NYC, set to enhance the appearance of the lips and achieve a more youthful and balanced facial aesthetic. This surgical technique focuses on lifting and reshaping the upper lip to create a fuller and more defined lip contour. At our renowned practice, we understand that the lips play a crucial role in facial harmony and overall attractiveness. A Lip Lift can address concerns such as a thin or elongated upper lip, a lack of lip definition, or an imbalanced lip-to-teeth ratio. Keep reading to learn more about how our team provides personalized care in helping our patients achieve their desired lip enhancement goals.

What is Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift involves a precise surgical incision made at the base of the nose, resulting in a subtle elevation of the upper lip. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals with a long upper lip or a lack of visible lip “vermilion” (the pink portion of the lips). By shortening the distance between the nose and the upper lip, Dr. Lao can achieve a harmonious balance and restore a more youthful and balanced facial appearance. He strives to create lips that beautifully complement your facial features and enhance your overall appearance.

Who are the Best Candidates for Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift procedure offered by Dr. William Lao in NYC is suitable for individuals who wish to enhance the appearance of their lips and achieve a more balanced and youthful facial aesthetic. The best candidates for Lip Lift have:

  • Thin Lips
  • Aging Lips
  • Imbalanced Lip Proportions
  • Lack of Lip Definition
  • Good Overall Health
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What are the Benefits of Lip Lift?

The Lip Lift procedure performed by Dr. William Lao in NYC offers a range of benefits for individuals seeking to enhance the appearance of their lips:

  • Enhanced Lip Contour
  • Youthful Lip Position
  • Increased Lip Fullness
  • Natural-Looking Results
  • Boost in Confidence

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting a Lip Lift with Dr. William Lao in NYC is to schedule a consultation at his esteemed practice. During the initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure with Dr. Lao. He will carefully evaluate your facial features, lip structure, and overall facial harmony to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a Lip Lift.

Dr. Lao will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and explain the details of the Lip Lift procedure. He will also discuss the potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes specific to your case

Once Dr. Lao has assessed and you have a clear understanding of the procedure, he will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and desired Lip Lift outcome.

What to Expect on the Day of Lip Lift

On the day of your Lip Lift procedure with Dr. William Lao in NYC, you can expect a comprehensive and personalized approach to enhance the appearance of your lips. To start you will be administered local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Dr. Lao will skillfully perform the Lip Lift by making carefully placed incisions along the natural lip line or beneath the base of the nose, depending on the technique chosen. The surgery typically takes about 1-2 hours, and after the procedure, you will receive detailed post-operative care instructions to promote proper healing.

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Lip Lift Recovery

You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. It is normal to experience temporary numbness or tightness in the upper lip region, but this typically resolves over time.As your recovery progresses, you will begin to see the initial results of your Lip Lift, with the full effects becoming more apparent as swelling subsides and incision lines fade. Dr. Lao and his team will closely monitor your progress and provide any necessary support during the healing process.

Why Choose Dr. Lao?

Our world-renowned practice has become popular amongst the plastic surgery community for Dr. Lao’s unique skill set. With meticulous training, Dr. Lao’s expertise includes his scarless breast augmentation, rhinoplasty procedure, and Asian eyelid surgery. Beyond these techniques, patients also seek out Dr. Lao for liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, and in this case, Lip Lifts. From non-surgical body tightening to in-depth surgical methods, Dr. Lao and his dedicated team will be able to provide you with the aesthetic care you’ve been dreaming of!

How Much Does Lip Lift Cost in New York City?

The cost of a Lip Lift in New York City can vary depending on various factors such as the extent of the procedure, and patient needs. It is best to consult with Dr. William Lao and his team at their NYC practice to get accurate pricing information. During the consultation, they will evaluate your individual needs and provide you with a personalized treatment plan along with a breakdown of the associated costs.


Are Lip Lift painful?

Lip Lift procedures are typically performed using local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the treatment. The anesthesia helps to numb the area, minimizing any potential pain or discomfort during the procedure. While some patients may experience minor discomfort or swelling after the procedure, this can be managed with prescribed pain medication and proper post-operative care.

How many appointments will I need?

The number of appointments required for a Lip Lift procedure can vary depending on individual factors and the specific treatment plan determined during the consultation. Typically, patients will have an initial consultation with Dr. William Lao to discuss their goals and assess their candidacy for the procedure. If deemed suitable, the treatment can usually be performed in a single appointment. However, follow-up appointments may be scheduled to monitor the healing process and ensure optimal results.

How long until I see results?

The results of a Lip Lift procedure are typically visible immediately after the surgery, although there may be some initial swelling and bruising. As the healing process progresses and the swelling subsides, the final results will become more apparent. It's important to note that individual healing times may vary, and it can take a few weeks to a couple of months for the full effects of the procedure to be fully realized.

Can I combine Lip Lift with other procedures?

Absolutely. Many of our patients combine their Lip Lift with non-surgical treatments such as BOTOX or fillers. Ask Dr. Lao about the combination of treatments in your consultation for expert advice.

What are the risks associated with Lip Lift?

Like any surgical procedure, a Lip Lift carries certain risks and potential complications. While these risks are generally rare, it's important to be aware of them before undergoing the procedure. Some possible risks associated with Lip Lift include:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Uneven or asymmetric results
  • Numbness or altered sensation
  • Allergic reactions
  • Unsatisfactory results

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. William Lao is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon in NYC and Taiwan. He proudly provides every patient with personalized care and stunning results they can carry with confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about New York City Lip Lift, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

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