A lip lift provides an extremely effective boost for your lips, makes your facial features and smile more proportional, and unfurls your upper lip beautifully. This simple procedure provides an attractive, full smile and a dramatic enhancement for many years to come.

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What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift in Houston is a short, simple surgical procedure that shortens an overly-long upper lip (the area from the top of the red of your upper lip to the bottom of your nose). A long upper lip can be a genetic trait, or age can cause the upper lift to stretch. An overly long upper lip can cause the red part of the lip to roll inward, which adds to the thinness of the lip, and can also partially cover the upper teeth when you smile. 

A lip lift shortens the upper lip, just under the nose, and puts the upper lip in proportion with the rest of your features. This procedure lifts the red part of your upper lips attractively, creating more of a cupid’s bow, and providing a full, inviting shape and position.

A lip lift effectively addresses the following concerns:

  • A drooping, overly-long upper lip
  • A lip that hangs over your upper teeth, causing them not to show when you smile
  • A thin upper lip
  • A lack of symmetry in the lips   
  • A desire not to continue to use repeated filler treatments to enhance your lips
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Beautiful Women With Her Hand Holding Her Face

The Lip Lift Procedure 

Dr. Mentz will begin with a consultation to discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals, and to examine your lips and skin. You will have plenty of time to ask questions, hear about the details of the procedure and feel prepared and ready to move forward. 

The procedure itself is done under local anesthesia. Dr. Mentz will draw marks just under your nose where the incision will be made. The incision is done very precisely and is designed to be hidden in the natural fold of skin under your nose. Dr. Mentz will carefully remove a small strip of skin from under your nose, then lift your lip upward, securing it under your nose with sutures.

After your procedure, the upper lip is shorter, the mouth and lips are more proportional, and the red of your upper lip is attractively unfurled. The results are so long lasting that they are considered permanent.

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Lip Lift Benefits 

Lip lifts are a popular procedure for patients who want to enhance their lips. There are many benefits:

  • A fuller, more attractive upper lip
  • More symmetrical and proportionate lips 
  • Youthful, natural-looking results
  • A fuller, attractive smile that shows off your upper teeth
  • Very long-lasting lip augmentation that reduces or eliminates the need for fillers
  • Short procedure time
  • Short recovery time


After your lip lift, the area will be sore and swollen for the first few days. We will supply antibacterial ointment for you to apply. It’s important to keep the incision clean. Some patients take a few days to rest, while others are up and about by the next day. Take whatever time you need for yourself, at your own pace. Be sure to avoid exercise or strenuous physical activity for about two weeks. 

After about two months, all remaining swelling will be completely gone and you will be able to enjoy the final results of your lip lift.  You’ll have a more proportional, beautifully enhanced and shapely upper lip.

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Am I a Candidate For a Lip Lift? 

If you’re ready to stop relying on repeated filler treatments, and you want to beautifully enhance your upper lip, you may be a candidate for a lip lift. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • You are in good health 
  • You do not smoke
  • The distance between your nose and upper lip is too long or has stretched with age
  • Fillers don’t work well for you
  • You are ready for a surgery to give you the permanent, beautiful lip enhancement you want
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Beautiful Women Looking Towards The Side Smiling
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Why Choose Dr. Mentz?

Dr. Henry A. Mentz is America’s first triple board certified plastic surgeon. With over 30 years of experience, outstanding expertise and professionalism, he truly provides the best of the best. At his practice, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, you are treated with genuine warmth and personalized care. Dr. Mentz understands that cosmetic procedures are an important and personal decision. That’s why he listens, educates, discusses and provides answers for his patients, helping them from the beginning of their journey all the way through the end, until they have their satisfying results.

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