Lip Lift


A person’s mouth is one of the cornerstones of their face and a smile can be the most memorable impression on a first meeting. Hence, a lip lift can be an immediately impressionable alteration to our appearance. With age and gravity, the mouth can sometimes lower its placement on the face leading to a disproportionate facial appearance. A Lip Lift in Newport Beach, CA can address this concern and help you achieve a more attractive facial anatomy. To learn more about this cosmetic procedure with Dr. Michael J. Sundine, please keep reading the information below.

Dr. Sundine sees Orange County Lip Lift patients from his flagship Newport Beach office and Los Angeles Lip Lift patients from his office in Beverly Hills.

slicked back hair -- lip augmentation -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is a Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the distance between the nose and the mouth so that your lips sit higher in your facial anatomy. It is also sought by patients wanting fuller lips with tighter definitions. The procedure removes excess skin to raise the baseline of the lips on the face.

Consider getting a Lip Lift from Dr. Sundine to refresh your facial harmony with renewed confidence in your smile.

Lip Augmentation -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

a Lip Lift?

A Newport Beach Lip Lift offers several benefits for individuals looking to enhance their lip appearance, such as:

  • Natural and lasting results
  • Enhanced lip proportions
  • Youthful rejuvenation
  • Defined cupid’s bow
  • Improved lip symmetry
  • Minimal scarring
  • Enhanced confidence
  • Customized enhancement

Who Are The Best Candidates For A Lip Lift?

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A Lip Lift in Newport Beach or Beverly Hills is ideal for people who want a more youthful facial aesthetic, repositioning their mouth and reinvigorating their smile. The best candidates for Lip Lift have some of the following characteristics:

  • The desire for lip enhancement
  • Healthy individuals with no underlying medical conditions
  • Concerns about lip aging
  • Looking to correct for lip asymmetry
  • Have thin or “bird lips”
  • Commitment to aftercare
  • Maintain realistic expectations
  • Yearning for a new look
  • Non-smokers
woman laying down -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

The first step to getting a Lip Lift in Newport Beach or Beverly Hills is coming in for a consultation with Dr. Sundine. Patients need to be honest and upfront with their medical history, procedure expectations, and desired outcomes. Once you share all this information, Dr. Sundine will examine your facial anatomy and recommend if this procedure is the right choice for you.

Once you and Dr. Sundine have come to a combined surgery pathway, he will create your custom procedure plan. Before you leave, our Patient Coordinator will share important pre-operative instructions. You must follow these to ensure the most successful surgery and fastest recovery time. Our coordinator will also help you schedule the day, time, and payment details of your lip lift procedure.

What to expect on the day of Lip Lift surgery

On the day of your Lip Lift in Orange County or Los Angeles, Dr. Sundine and his staff will welcome you and make sure of your comfort, reminding everyone of the common plan discussed. Then, based on your comfort level, they will administer local or general anesthesia.

Some temporary marks might be placed on your mouth to ensure the targeted positions of the incisions are as per mutual agreement.

Once ready to do the incisions, Dr. Sundine will either make an incision on the natural lip line or right at the base of the nose. He will then remove excess skin and reposition the remaining tissue to elevate the final placement of your upper lip, giving the overall mouth an enhancement on the face. Once finished, Dr. Sundine will seal the incisions with sutures and bandage the area.

The surgery typically takes about one to two hours, and after the procedure, you will receive detailed post-operative care instructions to promote proper healing.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

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After your Lip Lift surgery, you will be monitored in the recovery room until sedation wears off. We recommend having family or a friend wait with you to drive you back home as it is not recommended for the patient to drive after anesthesia.

The swelling and bruising around the lips should go down in a few days and it might look like you can resume your life as normal. However, it is important to give the body rest and time to heal. In fact, we encourage our patients to avoid any strenuous activities for the first few weeks and follow the specific guidelines for eating, drinking, talking, and using the lips and overall mouth area.

How Much Does a Lip Lift Cost In Newport Beach, CA?


The cost of a Lip Lift in Newport Beach varies with the experience of the surgeon and the techniques they use. The best way to understand the costs is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine so that a surgery plan can be created. Once this plan is complete, our Patient Coordinator can supply a detailed estimate of the pricing options available to you at the practice.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Dr. Michael J. Sundine, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P is a provider who will make you feel heard and safe before even attempting to propose a treatment plan. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Orange County cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Sundine has completed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures over his 25-year medical career. With extensive experience in craniofacial surgery, he has a level of expertise in facial aesthetics that is unmatched by most. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Are you ready for a new, youthful smile? If so, a Lip Lift in Newport Beach from our Orange County office could be the answer you’re looking for! If you’re in Los Angeles and are interested in a Lip Lift, we’ll be happy to see you at our Beverly Hills office. Please fill out the scheduling form below or call our office directly and a helpful member of our team will be able to assist you. Help us help you arrive at the new you. Contact us today!

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