Lip Lift

Lip Lift in GREENWICH, CT – Dr. Sandra Margoles

Full lips are a highly desirable facial feature – one many women do not naturally possess. Aging can exacerbate this problem, as declining collagen levels and shifting fat cause the lips to thin. If your lips lack the fullness and shape you desire, a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Sandra Margoles can enhance your lips with a surgical procedure called a lip lift.  

Restore sexy, pouting lips with a lip lift in Greenwich, CT. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Margoles in Greenwich, CT, (203) 869-2939.

What Is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift, also called an upper lip lift, is a surgical procedure to extend the upper lip, making it appear fuller and larger. Dr. Margoles removes a thin strip of tissue from under the nose, shortening the distance between the nose and lip and increasing the amount of visible lip. This procedure can also enhance the lips’ shape and add definition to the lip line. 

While an upper lip lift is one of the most common procedures for surgical lip enhancement, other options are available. A corner lip lift can raise the corners of the mouth, helping create a happier, more relaxed resting appearance. Ask Dr. Margoles about your options.

Recovery After Your Lip Lift in Greenwich, CT

After a lip lift, the lip/nose area may be tender or bruised. Swelling is common, but prescription pain medications are not usually necessary. Most patients can manage any discomfort using over-the-counter pain medications. At the time of your procedure, Dr. Margoles will explain which medications you can safely use during recovery. 

Most patients miss about a week from work after lip lift surgery, but this timeline will depend on the type of work you perform. Some patients may be ready to start working sooner, while others may need additional time. 

Proper care of your lips as you heal is essential for achieving the intended results from surgery. We’ll provide detailed recovery instructions and are available to answer any questions as they arise. 

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Expert Care. Natural Results.

Dr. Sandra Margoles

Dr. Sandra Margoles is a board-certified female plastic surgeon operating a private practice in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Margoles’s specialties include breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, facelift, eyelid surgery, and more. Having trained extensively at some of the world’s most esteemed institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Margoles is well-equipped to provide her patients with outstanding plastic surgery results. Above all, Dr. Margoles values her patients’ safety, well-being, and happiness. Learn more about Dr. Margoles’s philosophy, training, and qualifications here.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Margoles for My Lip Lift in Greenwich, CT?

The best results from cosmetic treatments are only possible when you choose a surgeon with the proper training. Dr. Margoles is a board-certified plastic surgeon, which means she has completed rigorous training and demonstrated the highest skill levels in the field of plastic surgery. She has performed countless lip lift procedures and has earned a reputation for creating stunning, natural-looking results. 

Dr, Margoles is patient-focused and emphasizes providing each patient with an empowering experience before, during, and after their procedures. She prides herself on her exceptional safety record, attention to detail, and high levels of patient satisfaction. 

If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon in the Greenwich area for your lip lift procedure, we encourage you to reach out to Dr. Margoles for a consultation. Contact us and a member of our team will help you schedule your visit.


FAQs About Greenwich, CT, Lip Lift

If surgery isn’t right for you now, non-surgical options can enhance your lips’ appearance. One of the most popular is non-surgical lip augmentation using dermal fillers. Dr. Margoles injects filler into the lips to add volume and enhance shape. Dermal fillers can also smooth wrinkles and enhance your nose in a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure.

Dr. Margoles carefully places lip lift incisions to minimize the appearance of scarring. Often, she makes incisions along the base of the nose, where shadowing and transitions will camouflage them. Most patients don’t report significant scarring issues after their procedure.

Do you wish you had fuller, more sensual lips? Patients who want to enhance their lip appearance are often good candidates for a lip lift. Meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Margoles can help you determine if this procedure is right for you. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals in depth. 

Good candidates for a lip lift:

  • Are in good health
  • Want to enhance their lips’ appearance
  • Do not smoke

If a lip lift isn’t the right procedure for you, Dr. Margoles can recommend other treatment options like dermal fillers, fat transfer, or lip implants. 

General anesthesia is unnecessary for a lip lift, unless you choose to pair the procedure other surgical treatments like a facelift or brow lift. Most of the time, Dr. Margoles performs lip lift surgery on patients who are under local anesthesia.

Dr. Margoles believes in taking a customized approach to surgery. Since every patient has different needs, you’ll receive a quote for the cost of your procedure during your consultation. 

A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure, and your insurance won’t cover it. To help make this procedure more accessible to our patients, we offer payment and financing options.

A lip lift permanently extends the visible portion of the vermilion border, or the red part of the lips. Most patients will enjoy their results for years after their surgery. As aging continues, your lips’ appearance may change, continuing to thin or lengthen. 

After your surgery, you’ll continue to follow up with Dr. Margoles. If age-related changes to your lips are undesirable, we’ll work with you to find solutions and to restore your appearance.

A lip lift is a short, outpatient procedure. Dr. Margoles typically requires about 30 minutes for a lip lift procedure. Plan on spending a few hours with us on surgery day. After your surgery, you’ll spend a short time in our comfortable recovery room before you’re ready to return home.