Lip Lift

In Encinitas, CA

Reverse the Signs of Aging

If you desire a more permanent and natural-looking enhancement to your lips than is achievable with fillers alone, a lip lift might be the perfect solution for you. At Your Cosmetic Office in Encinitas, California, double board certified fascial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mario Yco, performs lip lifts with

precision and care to provide results that make you look and feel more confident. Whether you are looking for a subtle, anti-aging improvement, or a more bold enhancement, Dr. Yco tailors each treatment to each individual’s desires and goals.


“He knows my facial features and does a great job every time”

Love Dr. Yco and staff! I always have a great experience when I go to the office! I’ve been to a few different offices to have my Dysport done, and he is definitely the best! He knows my facial features and does a great job every time, and I never need to come back to have a spot treatment. I recommend Dr. Yco and staff 100%!!

What Is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that is performed with the intention of shortening the distance between the upper lift and base of the nose. Lip lifts can help reverse the appearance of changes caused by the natural aging process. While results from a surgical lip lift are permanent, your lips and face will continue to mature after surgery as you age.

Who Is a Candidate for a Lip Lift?

The ideal candidate for a lip lift is anyone looking to reverse the appearance of aging around the lips and mouth. There are many benefits to a lip lift, starting with improved self-esteem. As you age, gravity stretches and lengthens your top lip, causing the red part of the upper lip to roll inward. The appearance of thinner, longer lips can make you look older, especially when the upper lip falls downward and covers more of the upper teeth. A lip lift shortens the upper lip, revealing more of the red part of the upper lip and creating a fuller appearance to your lips. Lip lifts give the middle of your face an overall lifted and youthful appearance. The best way to determine your candidacy is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Yco.

Lip Lift Procedure

Lip lifts are an in-office surgical procedure that are relatively straightforward. Many patients get lip lifts as standalone procedures, but you may also decide to combine the procedure with other facial procedures, such as a facelift. To begin the procedure, Dr. Yco makes markings along your upper lip as a guide for where the incisions will be. A numbing agent, similar to what you receive during a dental procedure, is injected into the area to ensure you remain comfortable and do not feel any pain during the procedure. A section of skin beneath the nose is carefully removed before the incision is closed with small sutures. After a lip lift procedure, the treated area is kept covered with antibiotic ointment in order to prevent any infection. After a few days, you will return to Your Cosmetic Office for a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress.

Post-Op Care

The healing process after a lip lift usually takes around 1-2 weeks. Immediately following your lip lift, the upper lip will be sore and swollen. Swelling may continue for the first few days after your procedure, but should return to normal relatively quickly after that. You should avoid activity for the first several days after a lip lift and avoid exercise and exertion for two weeks.

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