Lip Lift | Washington, D.C., & Arlington

Get the Timeless Smile You Deserve

If you’re unhappy with the shape of your lips or feel that your aging smile no longer reflects your true self, a lip lift with Dr. Cabin can help.

Our internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon uses modern techniques, honest care, and safe, effective treatments to redraw your lips so they match who you truly are and how you really feel.

What Is a
Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a refined cosmetic procedure designed to reshape and elevate the appearance of your lips.

This technique targets the distance between your upper lip and nose, commonly known as the "lip length." By subtly adjusting this proportion with safe, minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Cabin can:

  • Reshape your mouth to look younger, fuller, and more balanced
  • More clearly define the “Cupid’s bow” shape of your upper lip
  • Correct cleft lip, palate anomalies, and other malformations

How a Lip Lift Works

If you’re looking to get fuller, more well-defined lips, a lip lift with Dr. Cabin can give you the natural-looking results you want.

Through precise, discreet incisions hidden along the natural contours of your nose and mouth, Dr. Cabin gently adjusts your lip length to give you a more lifted and defined upper lip.

Let’s look at some of the techniques Dr. Cabin uses to enhance or correct your lips based on your needs and aesthetic goals.

Subnasal Lip Lift

Also called a “bullhorn lip lift,” this modified upper lip lift involves an incision placed just under your nose, which allows Dr. Cabin to elevate your upper lip while maintaining the natural curve of your mouth.

The result is a more defined and lifted upper lip that complements your facial features and brings more balance to your appearance.

Corner Lip Lift

If the corners of your lips curve downwards, Dr. Cabin may recommend a corner lip lift.

This technique uses discreet incisions at the corners of your mouth to elevate the sides of your lips. By removing small segments of excess skin, Dr. Cabin can reshape your lips to curve upward, giving you a cheerful, younger-looking expression.

Gullwing Lip Lift

Dr. Cabin may use the Gullwing technique to reshape your cupid’s bow and enhance the fullness of your lips. To do so, he’ll make subtle, discreet incisions beneath your nostrils to elevate both the middle and sides of your upper lip.

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Is a Lip Lift Right for You?

If you want fuller lips or a more well-defined mouth—or you want to repair a malformation or injury—a lip lift with Dr. Cabin may be the right procedure for you.

To determine the course of action that works best for you, Dr. Cabin will first get to know you during your consultation. He’ll discuss your needs and goals, any concerns you have, and your goals for the procedure.

He’ll also examine your medical history to make sure a lip lift is a safe, effective option before designing a customized treatment plan just for you.

Depending on your needs and goals, he may also discuss other procedures and treatments—including lip implants or lip fillers—that could help you get the results you want.

Let’s look at how lip lifts compare to lip implants and lip fillers.

Lip Lift Vs. Lip Implants

Lip lifts and lip implants are both surgical procedures that offer permanent results.

While a lip lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses discreet incisions resulting in minimal scarring, lip implants require more invasive surgery and may result in longer recovery times.

A lip lift also offers a subtler transformation that blends in more naturally with your appearance, whereas implants add noticeable volume to your lips.

Lip Lift Vs. Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are a non-surgical option that uses hyaluronic acid injections to provide natural-looking solutions to enhance your lip volume and shape.

Similar to a lip lift, lip fillers offer a quick recovery time. However, while the results of your lip lift will be long-lasting and even permanent, lip fillers usually only last several months, so you’ll need to repeat your treatment.

Why Choose
Dr. Cabin?

A lip lift can improve the contour of your lips to give you a fuller, better-proportioned, younger-looking mouth. This procedure can also restore your confidence and give you a healthier smile by correcting cleft lip and other palate malformations.

As an industry-leading facial rejuvenation and reconstruction expert, Dr. Cabin’s goal is to use his experience, expertise, and mastery of minimally invasive procedures to help you get a more balanced smile with natural-looking results tailored to your specific needs and unique features.

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Understanding Your Lip Lift Recovery

Following your lip lift procedure, you can anticipate mild to moderate swelling in your lips, typically lasting one to two weeks.

Should you experience persistent discomfort or lingering signs of trauma beyond three to four-weeks, it's advisable to reach out to Dr. Cabin or another qualified medical practitioner for guidance.

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