A lip lift can help improve visible signs of aging by enhancing the appearance of the upper lip. This procedure reduces the space between the bottom of your nose and the top of your lips. The lip lift is designed to shorten the upper lip, allowing patients to benefit from this surgery. Dr. Gordon Kaplan specializes in lip lift procedures for his patients at his NJ practice, The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Benefits of a lip lift procedure

Some of the benefits of the lip lift procedure include:

  • Better lip asymmetry
  • Reduction of the space between the upper lip and the nose
  • A fuller, more youthful upper lip contour
  • A permanent result for lip enhancement


The result of the lip lift procedure for NJ patients includes a more full, youthful shape of the mouth and lips. The overall effect of the lip lift is a more esthetically pleasing mouth with an increased youthful appearance. Because lip lifts are minimally invasive, patient satisfaction rates are high with many showing results after three weeks.

The ideal candidate for a lip lift

It was once thought that a lip lift was reserved for patients over 50. With advancements in technology, today’s techniques allow lip lifts to be performed on all adults concerned with visible signs of facial aging. The ideal candidate for this procedure will show these signs specifically around the mouth area. Additional factors of an ideal candidate for lip lift at Dr. Kaplan’s NJ practice include:

  • A thin upper lip
  • No upper tooth show when the lips are parted


Lip lift surgery at The Kaplan Center can be performed in a variety of ways, and procedures can be customized to a patient’s specific needs. The lip lift procedure involves minor incisions either underneath the nostrils, above the upper lip line, or at the corner of the mouth. Lip lift options include the bullhorn lip lift, the gull-wing lip lift, and the corner lip lift.

  • In-house surgical center
  • 1-hour duration
  • Post-Op return office visit the next day


Lip lift surgery is a straight-forward operation to make the lips younger and more attractive. It is a minimally invasive procedure with very little downtime. Rarely, a scar may be visible. Otherwise, there tends to be little risk involved with this procedure.


After your lip surgery, you may experience minimal bruising that is resolved in less than one week. Dr. Kaplan and his staff will advise you on the best recovery plan for you. In most cases, patients will be able to continue daily life without any noticeable signs of the procedure.

  • Minimal discomfort
  • Sutures removed in one week


Learn more about the lip lift procedure in NJ for improving visible signs of aging by enhancing the appearance of the upper lip. Schedule your no-obligation consultation with The American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gordon Kaplan, by calling his office at (201) 948-5475.

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