Dr. Steven Fagien & Dr. Elbert Vaca


Face Procedures

With age, or due to genetics, the distance between the bottom of your nose and upper lip can appear too long. This results in loss of harmony, or balance, between the proportions of your face. Additionally, a long appearing distance between your nose and upper lip can contribute to a thin appearance of the red part of your upper lip (i.e. vermilion). Lip-lift is a surgical procedure that helps decrease the length of the upper lip, restore more attractive and youthful proportions to your lower face, and improve a thin appearing upper lip.

What incisions are involved?

An incision is placed and camouflaged along the crease at the bottom of your nose. This incision typically heals very well and continues to fade over time.

Can a lip-lift be performed under local anesthesia/awake?

Yes. A lip lift can be performed with you awake in the office using numbing medicine.

Can other procedures be combined with a lip-lift?

Yes. A lip lift is commonly combined with other facial cosmetic procedures. If other procedures are performed, such as a facelift, the lip lift can be performed at the same time if you are under general anesthesia (i.e. asleep under the care of an anesthesiologist)

Before and After Photos

Lip Lift – Case 1

Lip Lift – Case 2

Meet Dr. Vaca

Dr. Vaca

Dr. Elbert E. Vaca is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who completed his medical training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
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Meet Dr. Fagien

Dr. Fagien

Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and the world. He completed his medical training at the University of Florida and a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.
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