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As a Fellowship-trained, award-winning aesthetic authority, Dr. Garrett Locketz has mastered the art of Facial Plastic Surgery and delivers nuanced, personalized results that enhance your innate beauty. He performs a lip lift to reshape the upper lip and restore the Cupid’s bow.

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center?

Dr. Garrett Locketz was educated at among the most prestigious and elite institutions in the country, including UPenn, Stanford University, and NYU, where he completed demanding Fellowship training with the world-renowned Dr. David Rosenberg, accredited through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His advanced surgical techniques and commitment to aesthetic excellence are evident in every procedure he performs.

Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO provides concierge care in a world-class, safety-oriented practice setting. Patients enjoy luxury amenities and spacious, state-of-the-art treatment suites equipped with the latest in cutting-edge technology. 

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What is a Lip Lift?

With the aging process, the ligaments that connect the base of the nose to the upper lip can weaken, causing the upper lip to droop lower and lose volume. This action happens at a rate of 1-3 mm every decade after one’s 20s. It can make the mouth look smaller and the smile thinner. The Cupid’s bow may also lose definition.

A lip lift removes a portion of the skin above the upper lip so that the space between the base of the nose and the upper lip is shortened. This helps pull the upper lid slightly upwards to reveal more of its inner pinkness. It thus adds volume and fullness to the upper lip without the use of synthetic fillers. It is a minimally invasive surgery that can have profound effects on the patient’s overall youthfulness and vitality.

Benefits

  • Creates a fuller upper lip without fillers
  • Enhances the youthfulness of the smile
  • Gives the lips a more alluring and sensuous quality
  • Gently curls the upper lip outwards
  • Improves definition in the Cupid’s bow
  • Enables increased tooth show
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results

Am I a Good Candidate for Surgery?

Many patients are interested in enhancing the appearance of their lips without using fillers or injectables. A surgical lip lift is the ideal solution for creating a slightly fuller lip projection that reveals the top teeth and more of the pink inner lining. Ideal candidates are mentally and physically healthy non-smokers who have realistic expectations for their results. Dr. Locketz will perform a detailed consultation process to determine if a lip lift is the best option for achieving your aesthetic goals.

What Can I Expect After My Procedure?

Patients may experience mild discomfort and tenderness for the first 72 hours after surgery. These symptoms can be well managed with oral pain medications made available by Dr. Locketz. Most patients can resume work within 3-5 days. Sutures will be removed the first week post-op. Mild swelling and a feeling of tightness may persist for up to several weeks. Dr. Locketz will follow up with you to ensure your healing process is progressing smoothly and seamlessly.

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FAQ

Can a lip lift be combined with other procedures?

How long will my results last?

Can a lip lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes! Lip lift surgery is often paired with blepharoplasty, brow lift, or chin augmentation, according to the patient’s wishes and goals.

How long will my results last?

Results after a lip lift are long-lasting and sustainable because they rely on removal of excess skin rather than the injection of synthetic compounds or muscle relaxers.

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