Lip Lift

Consultations offered at our two convenient locations in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Sean Younai

The lip lift procedure, shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lips- also known as the “philtrum.” Doing this gives an enhanced appearance to fuller and more pronounced lips with increased visible pink tissue. Patients who want to avoid the over-filled look often find they are without options to increase their pout – until now. So, a lip lift may be the perfect fit if you are considering lip augmentation but want height added instead of volume.

Dr. Sean Younai listens to his patients’ desires and provides them with the best options for their aesthetic needs, which is why he is proud to offer the lift lip to his patients in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Patients in Los Angeles expect more from their plastic surgeons, which is exactly what Dr. Younai provides! Contact our office at (310) 275-1971 to learn more about how a lip lift can give you a gorgeous pucker, or schedule a consultation today!

About Lip Lift Surgery

When looking at the human body, people will direct their attention to the face more frequently (73%) than other body parts [1]; this means that the features of the face must be tailored to give a pleasing, natural look. Our eyes and lips are considered two of the most important features of our face. They often represent who we are while also giving cues to our health and emotional state. Furthermore, attraction to someone’s face is relevant in social interactions because it can provide insight into a person’s identity, attitude, and gender.

For many patients in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, the difference between having an average-looking face and a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing face is the lips. The upper lip can become thin or too short, making it difficult to produce facial expressions with the mouth.

Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Angelina Jolie have become the epitome of beauty for many Americans. With their full lips, it’s no surprise that many people want to snag their features. However, when over-the-counter lip plumpers fail to make a difference or make too much of a difference, patients may turn to professional help from a board-certified plastic surgeon; this is where the lip lift comes in.

A lip lift, also known as cheiloplasty, can help patients with thin or short upper lips achieve the full, pouty lips they desire. It is an outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Younai in our state-of-the-art Beverly Hills or West Hollywood facilities. It involves removing a small strip of skin beneath the nostrils to lift the lip upward; this procedure can also be combined with lip augmentation for an even more dramatic and permanent result.

Dr. Younai has extensive experience performing the lip lift procedure and is committed to helping his patients achieve the most natural-looking results. A lip lift may be your best option if you are considering lip augmentation and want height added instead of volume. Contact Dr. Younai at (310) 275-1971 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Before and After Photos

What are the Benefits of a Lift Lip?

Lip lift surgery is an aesthetic procedure that permanently shortens the length of the philtrum, the area between the nose and upper lip, for a more aesthetically pleasing mouth. When the philtrum is lifted, it increases the amount of visible pink lip tissue, creating a more pronounced pout for fuller lips. Additionally, lip lifting can reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the area around the lips.

Patients love these benefits experienced with lip lift surgery:

  • A lip lift does not require any implants or fillers
  • Lip lift surgery can be done in under an hour with minimal downtime
  • Lift lip is a permanent solution for a fuller, more defined upper lip
  • The results are natural-looking and can last for years
  • A lip lift can dramatically improve a person’s appearance
  • The procedure can be performed in the comfort of Dr. Younai’s office

Dr. Younai believes this increasingly popular cosmetic procedure is so because it is a safe, fast, and effective way to redefine the borders of the lips and reduce the distance between the nose and upper lip, resulting in a fuller, more youthful mouth.

Lip Lift vs. Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation can be achieved through various methods, including fillers and implants. However, compared to a lip lift, lip augmentation only adds volume and does not address the length of the upper lip. The results achieved with a lip lift are much more dramatic and can last for years, whereas fillers typically only last for about six months. Moreover, the lip lift procedure is much faster than lip augmentation, taking only about one hour to complete.

For those who desire a dramatic improvement in their facial appearance, a lip lift may be the perfect solution. Contact Dr. Younai’s team today at (310) 275-1971 to learn more about this exciting procedure. We will be happy to answer any questions and help you determine if a lip lift fits your lifestyle and budget.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Lip Lift?

Our lips change in volume, length, shape, and color as we age. A redistribution of thickness to length without total volume loss leads to decreased pouting, vermilion inversion, and drooping. A long lip can also occur in younger people and patients who have had:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Lip fillers
  • Le Fort I advancement surgery iatrogenic vertical maxillary deficiency [2]
  • Facial palsy

The best candidates for lip lift surgery are individuals who have thin or short upper lips or those whose lips have thinned out due to aging. Furthermore, this surgery is popular among gender reassignment candidates due to its ability to create a more feminine look.

The patient must be in good health, with realistic expectations and open lines of communication with Dr. Younai. During your consultation, Dr. Younai will assess the area and advise whether a lip lift is right for you.

Dr. Younai believes that the lip lift procedure can help many achieve a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing, feminine mouth. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Personal Consultation

During your consultation, you will have a one-on-one conversation about your expectations and discuss what can be done to reach those results. Even if you’re scheduling your consultation to discuss a lip lift, you can still discuss other aesthetic procedures that may enhance your overall look. Dr. Younai is well-versed in many cosmetic treatments and can answer any questions about any type of procedure.

Ultimately, Dr. Younai wants to ensure that the combination of treatments you choose will work together harmoniously and produce natural-looking results. He will consider the size of your upper lip and the length of your philtrum to determine the best approach for a lip lift.

Dr. Younai will always provide a realistic outlook of what to expect and help you decide if a lip lift is right for you. So what have you got to lose? Schedule a consultation by calling our coordinator at (310) 275-1971. We look forward to hearing from you!


Surgery can be a difficult and trying time, both physically and emotionally. To ensure the best possible outcome for your surgery, following Dr. Younai’s instructions is important – including quitting smoking before your surgery. Smoking can affect anesthesia and healing, so stopping in the weeks before and after surgery may help you recover more quickly and smoothly.

Furthermore, Dr. Younai may direct you to take certain medications to reduce the risk of infection or other complications. You should follow his instructions carefully to ensure a successful procedure and recovery period.

  • Please do not consume any food or liquids for six hours before surgery.
  • Avoid alcohol for two days before surgery, as it may interfere with anesthesia.
  • Avoid taking aspirin or other blood thinners up to two weeks prior.

Following the instructions of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Younai can ensure that your surgery and recovery will be as safe and comfortable as possible. Reach out to us with any questions.


Dr. Younai uses various techniques to create a more aesthetically pleasing lip shape. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and takes less than an hour.

There are many variations on indirect lip lift (ILL), the most common of which earned the name the “bullhorn lip lift” due to the incision’s resemblance to a bull’s horns. First, Dr. Younai will remove a wave-like strip of skin from below the nostrils so that the resulting scar will be hidden at the base of the nose. [1]

Dr. Younai will take every precaution to ensure that you have no visible scar and that the techniques and variations he uses will leave you with the most natural-looking results.

Sutures will be necessary for around one week following surgery.


You can expect to feel mild pain, bruising, and swelling for a few days after the procedure. While the discomfort is typically mild, your doctor may prescribe pain medication to help you manage it. Most patients can return to normal activities within two weeks of their surgery. It is important to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for several months following the procedure to reduce the risk of discoloration. Dr. Younai will review post-operative care instructions, including how to care for your incision and any follow-up appointments. 


A lip lift is a great procedure for those looking to improve the look of their lips and enhance their facial features. The lip lift results may last anywhere from 3-7 years, depending on factors such as age, sun exposure, and lifestyle. Dr. Younai can discuss any touch-up procedures with you in the future if desired.

Patients who receive a lip lift will enjoy

  • A more youthful, fuller lip shape
  • Enhanced upper lip definition
  • Improved facial balance and harmony
  • A natural-looking appearance

If you are interested in learning more about the lip lift procedure, please contact Dr. Younai and his team for a personalized consultation. During your visit, Dr. Younai will assess your treatment goals and develop a plan to achieve optimal results.

What is the Cost of Lip Lift Surgery in Beverly Hills?

The cost of lip lift surgery in Beverly Hills can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and the type of anesthesia used. During your consultation, Dr. Younai will determine the best approach for your individual needs and provide you with an estimate of costs. And remember that Dr. Younai is a full-service plastic surgeon who can provide comprehensive care to ensure a successful procedure and recovery period.

If you are ready to discuss the potential benefits of lip lift surgery, contact Dr. Younai’s scheduling coordinator by calling (310) 275-1971 or filling out our contact form.


  1. Moragas JSM, Vercruysse HJ, Mommaerts MY. “Non-filling” procedures for lip augmentation: A systematic review of contemporary techniques and their outcomes. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 2014;42(6):943-952. doi:10.1016/j.jcms.2014.01.015
  2. Jeter TS, Nishioka GJ. The lip lift: An alternative corrective procedure for latrogenic vertical maxillary deficiency: Report of a case. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1988;46(4):323-325. doi:10.1016/0278-2391(88)90019-5