Lip Lift

Atlanta GA Lip Lift SurgeryDo your lips project a constant sad or angry expression that is making you look unhappy or older than you really are? The lips, along with other features of the face, have a tendency to sag and lose fullness as we age. With diminishing support and elasticity of the skin, the distance between the base of the nose and the upper lip gets longer over time. Whether you are facing these signs of aging or you were born with naturally thin or unbalanced lips, an upper lip lift procedure can be an excellent solution to restore a more youthful, happy and even sensual appearance.

Dr. Benjamin Stong is an elite facial plastic surgeon who uses this lip augmentation procedure to provide natural looking and long-term results and help patients avoid the need for lip implants or repeated lip filler injections.

The lip lift is commonly used to reduce the vertical height of the upper lip as well as improve the definition and contour of the lip. This can create a slight eversion of the upper lip, which leads to a more attractive appearance to casual observers. A lip lift procedure can be performed on both young and old patients and is easily done under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort.

The best candidates for a lip lift are those that desire the following:

  • More permanent and better results than injectable fillers
  • Improve lips that have aged and become thin, shapeless or sagging
  • Correct an upper lip that appears too long
  • Correct the appearance of heavy or over-injected lip
  • Shorten upper lip length and increase show of the upper teeth
  • Balance and improve lips that are naturally disproportioned, inverted or thin

Upper Lip Lift Procedures

Dr. Stong offers a variety of surgical techniques to lift the upper lip and improve its appearance. The subnasal lip lift and the corner lip lift are two of the most common procedures used to address thinning lips, sagging lips and lengthening of the upper lip due to age.

Subnasal (Bullhorn) Lip Lift

A subnasal lift addresses an upper lip that appears too long, which can often cover too much of the upper teeth when at rest. This procedure increases the appearance of the volume of the upper lip and restores balance and proportion between the upper lip and lower lip. During a subnasal lip lift, Dr. Stong places an incision just underneath the shadow of the nose. A small strip of skin is removed and the upper lip is tightened to raise the upper lip to a more ideal position. Scarring with a bullhorn lip lift is unnoticeable. The procedures is commonly done under local anesthesia, which reduces the cost and associated down time. In general, patients are fully recovered within a week after a subnasal lip lift.

Corner Mouth Lip Lift

A corner lip lift is performed for patients whose outer corners of their lips turn downward, which often projects a sad, angry and aged appearance. Using this technique, the incisions are made along the edge of the upper outer lips. Dr. Stong will remove a tiny triangular area of skin at each corner of the mouth. This enables the lips to have a slight upward turn for a more youthful content, and happy appearance.

To learn more about our Lip Lift Procedures at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, please contact us today. Dr. Stong will take the time to understand your unique concerns and help you determine which lip lift technique will bring you the most youthful and attractive results. We are happy to discuss other Lip Rejuvenation Procedures that may benefit you, such as lip augmentation, lip grafting or non-surgical fillers to restore volume to your lips.

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    Before & After Lip augmentation with Juvederm

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    Before & After Lip augmentation with Juvederm

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    Befor & After Corner Mouth Lip Lift

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    Before & After French lip augmentation

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    Before & After French lip augmentation

*Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.

*Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.


Based on 85 reviews

Alese H.
Dr Stong is the ONLY Plastic Surgeon you should see, if you want the look that you have always dreamed of. I came to Dr Stong highly dissatisfied from a previous Rhinoplasty, and I was in need of a revision surgery to enhance my facial structure. From the first day I met Dr Stong he LISTENED to what I wanted and helped to design the perfect nose for me. His kind clinical team walked me through every step leading up to my surgery. The surgery and recovery went easy and I was back to my normal activities after a few weeks. It has only been a few months but I look and feel amazing. I get compliments all the time!!!! People stop me on the street to comment on how wonderful I look, and I am not ashamed to say that it's all because of Dr Stong. Dr stong didn't just enhance my looks-he changed my LIFE. Please call his office for an appointment today. You won't regret it!
Barbara N.
I was very nervous at the thought of rhinoplasty. So nervous that it took me over 20 years to finally go through with it. When I finally decided to undergo the procedure I wanted the best doctor for this job. I am so glad I found Dr. Stong. His specialty is facial surgery and Dr.Stong is up to date on the latest surgery techniques. He and his staff are kind and genuinely concerned. My calls are always answered by one of his staff and Dr. Stong is seeing me regularly for months to come to ensure that I am healing as expected. My nose looks very natural and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. Stong to anyone that is considering facial surgery.
Mita N.
I went today to get non-surgical rhinoplasty. Dr. stong did a great job. I also had a consultation about a surgical rhinoplasty, he showed me how it would look like the before and after and I plan on getting it done by him when the juvederm in my nose is gone completely. The moment you walk in everyone is very nice and welcoming. I've been to other places for lip injections but I think Kalos is going to be my go to from now on.
Kenneth C.
Dr. Stong delivered exactly what I was looking for with my blepharoplasty. The results were suttle yet significant. People no longer ask me if I'm tired. Mission accomplished.
Debbie W.
I was really nervous even considering cosmetic surgery, but it had been becoming increasingly obvious that my youthful glow had dimmed. All the typical bad decisions we make in our youth, sunbathing without sunscreen and years of smoking had taken its toll. I was lucky to find Dr. Stong. He was referred to me by my Dermatopathologist Dr. Dirk Robertson. Dr Stong is a no nonsense type physician who gave me so much of his time from my first visit to my last. On March 16th I had a facelift and upper blepharoplasty. I love it! I’m still healing but the changes so far have been amazing. Dr. Stong was very clear and honest on what to expect in every phase of my surgery. Love his staff, they were super friendly, reassuring when I was nervous, and supportive throughout. Will return only to him for future procedures and will continue to recommend him to my friends and family.
Barbara F.
I had been looking for a plastic surgeon to have a facelift and blepharoplasty. The office and staff were excellent! I am thrilled with the results. Dr. Stong is a kind and compassionate doctor and skilled surgeon. I would recommend him to any of my friends or family!
Judith H.
I met Dr Stong when I had to have my basal cell reconstruction on the tip of my nose. He and his caring staff were there every step of the way. I then decided to have a facelift and once again had a wonderful experience! He is well trained in both areas. I would definitely recommend him! Judith Hoffman

*Disclaimer: Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Suite 910
Atlanta , GA 30342
A Top Atlanta Plastic Surgeon 2017
  • Double Board Certified, Fellowship Trained
  • Dr. Stong has successfully completed OVER 100 facelifts in his career
  • He performs OVER 40 Rhinoplasties per year
  • Dr. Stong completes OVER 30 Mohs skin cancer reconstructions a month

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