Subnasal Lip Lift

Over time, the space between the nose and upper lip can lengthen making the lip appear smaller. A Subnasal Lip Lift shortens that space and picks up the upper lip. This makes the upper lip appear fuller and may expose a small section of teeth creating a more youthful appearance.


An incision is made under the nostrils in the shape of a bull horn. A sliver of skin is removed and the lip is gently lifted and sutured upward. The incision is hidden along the crease of the nose. The actual procedure takes around 30 minutes and is performed with oral sedation along with local anesthesia.


Sutures are removed in 7 to 10 days after the procedure. There will be some swelling that can be expected to last from two to four weeks. Physical activity needs to be limited for a few weeks after the procedure to ensure the incision heals correctly. Other restrictions include not drinking through a straw, wearing make up and eating and drinking food that is not at room temperature.


Most patients will heal with minimal scarring. Follow up laser procedures can be performed to reduce scarring if needed. The final result of the surgery will be a plumper limp with a more curvaceous look. Older patients will have more volume added to the lip as a result of the surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there risks involved with getting a Subnasal Lip Lift?

Yes, the risks include bruising, swelling, scarring, and/or loss of sensation.

Can I go home the same day as my procedure?
Yes, patients are allowed to go home following the procedure.
What anesthesia is used during a Subnasal Lip Lift?
An oral sedation with local anesthesia is used for this procedure.
Will I have sutures that will need to be removed?
Yes, there are small sutures that will need to be removed between seven and ten days.
Are there restrictions after having a Subnasal Lip Lift?
Yes, the restrictions include not drinking through a straw, wearing makeup, or eating and drinking food that is not room temperature.
How long before I see the “final result”?

The initial healing takes about seven to ten days. However, the face may remain swollen for up to four weeks.

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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