Lip Lift

What is Lip Lift?

The medical procedure, lip lift, is targeted at the upper lip, lifting it to expose a broader smile and maximizing both the volume and the vermilion. The aging process can trigger a narrow lip, but other causes include smoking and genetics.

Why women choose Lip Lift?

Why women choose Lip Lift?

A lip lift can help improve the noticeable signs of aging by enhancing the character of the upper lip. These signs are the long upper lip, the down-turned corner of the lip, the upper teeth hidden by the upper lip, or the smoker's lines that trigger unwanted symptoms and an older look.

Why women choose Lip Lift?
Lip Lift operation

Lip Lift operation

  • It will take place either at the internationally accredited Luxury Private Hospital or Doctor’s Office. If it is combined with another operation of yours, then operation will take place in the Hospital. If it is a single procedure, then it will be performed in the Doctor’s office
  • It will be performed under general anaesthesia if it is combined with other operation or local anaesthesia if it is a single procedure
  • The approximate time of the operation is around 1 hour
  • You will be required to stay in Istanbul for a total of 4 nights
  • Patient will not need to stay overnight in the hospital after the operation
Lip Lift operation
Procedure details: Lip Lift

Procedure details: Lip Lift

The lip lift usually takes about an hour and is done in an outpatient setting. Local anesthesia is given to numb the area for comfort. The surgeon makes an incision to remove a skin strip under your nose and shorten the space between your nostrils and the top of your lip.


The surgery is safe, with almost no risk of complications. The results can be seen from the first days after surgery and are permanent.

Procedure details: Lip Lift

How to prepare for Lip Lift?

You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Lip Lift is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.

3 Weeks Before

3 Weeks Before

At this stage, you will have had to inform your surgeon all the details about medicines that you have been previously prescribed.


Tobacco products are now prohibited, as you must no longer smoke to avoid a slower recovery time and increase chances of a post-surgical problem. Electronic cigarettes are also prohibited. 


If you have herpes or cold sores, you must arrange treatment immediately.

1 Weeks Before

1 Week Before

Consumption of herbal teas and supplements must stop at this stage.


Aspirin, coraspin, ecopirin, coumadin, clexan and any other blood thinning medication is now prohibited.


Painkillers are only allowed if they include paracetamol, otherwise they are prohibited. Inform your surgeon if they non-paracetamol ones must be used.


Check the status of the herpes with your surgeon, and he will confirm whether the surgery can continue.

Last Night Before

Last Night Before

As the surgery requires anaesthesia, therefore you must abstain from any drink or food products for at least 8 hours prior to your surgery. That includes drinking water or chewing any type of gum.


Showering is required on the night before surgery, or the following morning.

Surgery Day

Surgery Day

Do not wear or use any makeup, jewelry or contact lenses. 


Loose and comfortable clothing is advised, and buttoned shirts preferred.

After the Lip Lift

It is a bloodless surgery and aesthetic operation with minor or no pain. After the procedure, you might have bruises on the area between your sutures and nose.


If there are any sutures, they will be removed latest before your final check.

Your surgeon will give you comprehensive pre-operative guidance before the Lip Lift, also give you directions and recommendations afterwards. Follow all of these guidelines to help ensure your ease, prevent risks of any infections, and speed up the recovery.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of Lip Lift

  • 01 When will the Doctor be checking up on me? Your surgeon will be checking you on the 3rd day after your surgery.
  • 02 Why would I want a Liplift? A lip lift operation can eliminate an older look of lips and make them appear fuller instead.
  • 03 Is Liplift OK for me? If the patient is someone aged 18 or over and healthy this operation will be performed by your surgeon successfully.
  • 04 What is involved in the operation? The details of a Liplift procedure vary depending on precisely what you're having performed. Your surgeon creates an incision in the nostrils to pull the skin above the lips to form the lips. The skin is closed with self-disposal sutures.
  • 05 What's the risk? There is no significant risk other than standard surgical procedures.
  • 01 How long does it take for me to recover completely? One week after surgery, you will have recovered significantly. However, the full recovery period for these surgeries can be between 6 months and one year.
  • 02 Will I be left with scars after the operation? The surgical incision will be hidden inside the nostrils. If you don't show it by yourself, no one will be able to recognize the scar.
  • 01 How many days will I stay in Istanbul? You will be required to stay in Istanbul for four nights.
  • 02 How long am I going to need to take off work? Most of the patients choose to take at least 1 week off.
  • 03 Does the price include everything? All the operation procedures, accommodation, airport concierge, dedicated patient coordinator, and transfers is included in the priced, but you will need to purchase flights to Istanbul.


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