Chicago, Il

Lip Lift

Introduction to Lip Lift

With time, age, and the usual stressors of life, our skin sags, and our muscles soften. On our faces, certain features age faster than others. For instance, the lips and overall mouth are a focal point as we speak through them. Over time, our mouths can droop lower on our faces, and our lips can lose volume.  A lip lift in Chicago with dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ogilvie can address this concern and help you achieve a more attractive facial anatomy. Please keep reading below to learn more about this cosmetic procedure at Ogilvie Plastic Surgery.


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What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that “lifts” the mouth by reducing the distance between the nose and the upper lip. It is a popular solution for individuals who desire fuller lips with more visibility. Excess skin is removed during the procedure, and the mouth is reshaped and contoured to achieve a higher, tighter, and more defined facial contour. With a lip lift from Dr. Ogilvie, you can have a more youthful mouth, a confident smile, and boosted self-esteem.

What Are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?

Our patients who have received a lip lift in Chicago offer several benefits for individuals looking to enhance their lip appearance, such as:

  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Enhanced mouth
  • Fuller lips
  • Improved symmetry
  • Long-lasting results
  • Youthful rejuvenation

Who Are The Best Candidates For a Lip Lift?

A Chicago lip lift procedure is suitable for individuals who wish to enhance the appearance of their lips and achieve a more balanced and youthful facial aesthetic. The best candidates for lip lift have the following characteristics:

  • Have thin lips
  • Lip asymmetry
  • Low self-esteem
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Realistic expectations
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Lip Lift First Step

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting a lip lift in Chicago is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie. You will meet with Dr. Ogilvie during your appointment to discuss your medical history, aesthetic goals, desires, and concerns. He will then evaluate your lips’ shape, size, and proportions to assess if this procedure is the best solution for you. He will also probe your reasons for wanting surgery so that he can manage your expectations.

Once you and Dr. Ogilvie have discussed and agreed upon every aspect of your surgery, he will create your custom surgical plan. Before you leave, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule the day and time of your lip lift procedure, guide you on billing, and provide you with some pre-operative instructions to follow.

What to Expect on the Day of Lip Lift Surgery

On the day of your lip lift in Chicago at Ogilvie Plastic Surgery, you will first meet with Dr. Ogilvie and discuss your procedure again in case of any outlying questions and/or concerns. You will then be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process. 

Dr. Ogilvie may make some temporary marks on your lips for targeted and previously discussed positions of the incisions. Once sedated, he will carefully place incisions along the natural lip line or beneath the base of the nose, depending on the technique of choice. He will also be careful to hide the incisions in the facial folds to prevent visible scarring as much as he can. Once under the skin, he will remove any excess skin or tissue to elevate the upper lip. Once he achieves the optimum mouth shape, he will seal the incisions with sutures and dress the area.

On average, a lip lift takes about one to two hours, and after the procedure, you will receive detailed post-operative care instructions to promote proper healing.

Lip Lift Recovery

After your lip lift surgery, our staff will monitor you in our recovery room until you awaken from sedation. It is recommended to have a friend or caretaker drive you home in case any effects of sedation last.

Be aware that there will be some swelling and bruising around your lips, but it should subside over the next few days. We encourage our patients to avoid any strenuous activities for the first few weeks and follow the specific guidelines for eating, drinking, talking, and using their lips and mouth.

Lip Lift Cost

How Much Does Lip Lift Cost in Chicago, IL?

The cost of a lip lift in Chicago can vary depending on multiple factors, including the technique used, the case complexity, and the surgeon’s fees. The best way to understand the costs is to book a consultation so that Dr. Ogilvie can develop a procedure plan. Once this plan is complete, our Patient Coordinator can provide a detailed estimate of the pricing options available.

Why Choose Dr. Ogilvie?

Michael P. Ogilvie, M.D., M.B.A., is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A native Chicagoan, he was born and raised in Hyde Park and is proud to serve the community he loves. Dr. Ogilvie prides himself on providing his patients with the highest levels of care founded on surgical expertise and artistic vision to give the most natural results possible.

With his highly personalized approach and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Ogilvie should be your choice for your lip lift in Chicago because he strives to fully understand his patients’ goals to provide realistic expectations and expert care. He fully complements cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures to meet every patient’s individualized needs. Dr. Ogilvie’s dedication throughout his career allows him to provide the absolute best results possible with understanding, kindness, and compassion. He is an affiliate of the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons (ISPS)..


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