Upper Lip Lifts
in Indianapolis, IN

Are you tired of thin or deflated upper lips, always feeling like traditional fillers just don't cut it? Say hello to Dr. Chernoff’s upper lip lift – a surgical procedure designed to transform your lip shape and give you the full, luscious pout you've always dreamed of!

Perfect for those who've lost volume in their upper lip or have lips that just don't match up, the lip lift is your ticket to a bold, beautiful smile that commands attention!

Are You a Candidate for a Lip Lift?

The ideal candidate for a lip lift is someone with a thin upper lip and a noticeable gap between their upper lip and nose. When considering a patient for this procedure, we use cutting-edge computer imaging technology to visualize potential outcomes and ensure realistic expectations.

We take precise measurements to the millimeter from these computerized images, providing surgical precision for the best results.

A proportional lip typically features a symmetrical contour that gracefully defines the Cupid’s bow. Achieving harmony between the vertical height of the upper and lower lips, ideally in a 1:1 ratio, further enhances the overall aesthetic appeal.

His Top Priority is Customer Satisfaction!

Very pleased with Dr. Chernoff’s hospitality, customer service, I am in the waiting room now waiting for my fillers and couldn’t be more excited. He has a beautiful personality along with his amazing staff! It is very hard to find quality doctors in this area and the Midwest alone. I recommend Dr. Chernoff 100% his top priority is customer satisfaction!!!

- N. Downey

How Is a Lip Lift Performed?

The procedure is performed under a light anesthetic at our outpatient surgery center. A surgical incision utilizing the laser diamond scalpel is made at the base of the nose.

The pink lip tissue is elevated and skin is removed at the junction of the upper lip skin and base of the nose. The pink lip is then rolled further outward toward the white lip. At the lateral edges of the lip, a small portion of tissue is usually removed from the white lip in order to give greater definition to the pink lip.

The incision is meticulously closed using extremely fine stitches, resulting in a scar that is barely noticeable. These stitches are typically removed within 5-7 days.

Once the stitches are removed, makeup can be applied as desired. While it may take several weeks for the scar to become nearly imperceptible at a normal conversational distance, the eventual outcome is a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing lip contour.

Preparing for Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our "Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery". The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.

Are There Non-Surgical or Minimally Invasive Lip Augmentation Procedures?

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, we advise our patients to first try injectable lip dermal fillers to augment and shape their lips to see if they are happy with the results. There are specific dermal fillers that are used to rejuvenate and enhance a patient’s lips.

Products such as Restylane Silk are FDA-approved to enhance lips by plumping up thin lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. Also, Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC are used to enhance a patient’s lips. These products are smooth, soft dermal fillers that can be more precisely and evenly injected in the delicate lip tissue.