Upper and Lower Lip Advancement

Full Lips contribute to the overall balance of the face. As you age, the lips lose soft tissue resulting in thinner lips. The space between the nose and mouth lengthens which contributes to an aged appearance. An upper lip advancement will reduce that space and increase the curve of the Cupid’s Bow. A lower lip advancement will enhance the pout of the bottom lip. Having a lip advancement procedure visually rejuvenates the mouth area and restores the balance to the face.


For this procedure, the lips are numbed to provide comfort to the patient and to protect the nerves. An incision is made along the vermilion border of the lips and a section of skin is removed. Once the skin is removed, the pink part of the lip is pulled outward and sutured into place.


Recovery for lip advancement is not very difficult. Sutures are kept in for around a week until they are removed and swelling can last up to a few weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the first week after surgery. As weeks go by, patients will notice a softening of the scar line with it continually fading for up to a year.


It will take up to 6 months to see the final result. Your lips will have a fuller and more balanced appearance. The surgery is considered a long term augmentation option with minimal long term risks, so you can enjoy the new you for many years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there risks involved?
Yes, the risks include infection, tightness of the lips, and possible asymmetry.
Can I go home the same day as my procedure?
Yes, patients are allowed to go home after the procedure.
What anesthesia is used during a Lip Advancement procedure?
Local anesthesia with an oral sedation is used for this procedure.
Will I have sutures that will need to be removed?
Yes, there are sutures that will need to be removed 7-10 days following the procedure.
Are there restrictions after having a lip advancement?
Most people can return to their daily lives immediately. However, limited physical activity is recommended for 7 -10 days following the procedure.
How long before I see the “final result”?
It will take up to 6 months to see the final result of a lip advancement procedure.

The Adler Process

Plastic surgery can be a big life decision. Our team can help answer questions and aid in every step of the way. Here is an overview of our 4 step process.

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Step 1 - Schedule Consultation

When you schedule a consultation, our administrator will review the cost of the procedure with you, explain what to expect, recovery time and answer any questions you have so you fully understand the procedure. We also schedule your Meet with Dr. Adler.

Step 2 - Meet with Dr. Adler

Prior to surgery, you will meet with Dr. Adler in person for an initial examination and in depth consultation where your case is discussed and any questions you have are answered.

Step 3 - Preparation and Surgery Day

A pre and post op package is prepared for you that is catered to your surgery that will have instructions for surgery prep . You will need to follow the instructions in the package prior to surgery day. On surgery day, you are greeted by a nurse and escorted to our on site surgical suite where you are made comfortable and a pre-op interview is conducted before surgery begins.

Step 4 - Enjoy the New You

The post operative phase is the healing period where you will follow instructions according to your post op surgery package.  You will receive attentive after-care by our staff during the healing process and afterwards you can enjoy the new you!

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