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Lip Lift Newport Beach & Orange County

Increase the visibility of the upper lip for full and well-defined lips.

Luscious and balanced lips are a thing of beauty. With the cultural focus on lips within the last decade to create sexy and enhanced facial features, lip lift is the best in lip enhancement without overfilling the lips. The lip lift is one long-term solution to enhance the upper lip. Rather than increasing the volume of the lips, the lip lift increases the visible space of the upper lip by shortening the philtrum, or the space between the nose and the top lip. This can often make the lips look fuller and more pronounced by revealing more vermillion, or the pink part of the lips. With vast knowledge of facial plastic procedures and using his modified “Bull Horn” technique, Dr. Kevin Sadati offers a natural, and lifted look to create a youthful and fuller upper lip.


Dr. Sadati’s Lip Lift Method

There are a few different types of lip lift techniques that can be used to create a fuller, more flattering look to the lips. Dr. Sadati’s preferred technique is the endonasal lip lift (or subnasal lip lift), which comes with benefits like less visible scarring, a more pronounced roundness, fullness, and definition to the upper lip, and a smaller chance of visible tension. This modified upper lip lift requires a small incision underneath the nose so that a small area of skin can be reattached further inside the nose to gently pull the upper lip upwards. Finally, the incisions are closed and made ready for recovery.


You’ll receive instructions to follow during recovery from lip lift surgery, including specific steps for a diet that avoids excessive chewing, which can harm the lip lift incisions and cause worse results.

You can expect minimal discomfort the first night after surgery that can be managed with Tylenol. You’ll need to keep yourself elevated while sleeping in order to avoid excess swelling and bruising and should use ice packs to manage discomfort. You can expect about one week of swelling and it can take up to one month before your final results settle in.

After an endonasal lip lift, the result is a more pronounced, fuller look to the lips and a shortened distance between the upper lip and nose for a more balanced look to the profile. There should be no long-lasting lip lift scar due to the gentle, minimally invasive incisions that Dr. Sadati will make in the skin between the nose and upper lip.

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Full, luscious lips are a timeless sign of beauty, but things like genetics and aging can get in the way of your cosmetic goals. To learn more about our best lip enhancement options, we invite you to meet with Dr. Kevin Sadati at our luxurious Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge by scheduling a free cosmetic consultation. To get started, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a lip lift leave a scar?

A lip lift incision will initially be visible for a week, which will become undetectable after a few weeks of healing.

Does a lip lift make my lips bigger?

A lip lift is different from fillers because it makes the lips appear fuller and bigger by exposing more of the vermillion. Fillers, on the other hand, can add volume to the lips themselves. The best way to determine which option is best for you is through a consultation with Dr. Sadati. In many cases, patients can benefit from both options together.

How long does a lip lift last?

A lip lift is meant to be a permanent procedure, meaning that you can enjoy your results for years to come.

Is a lip lift permanent?

Yes, the results of a lip lift are meant to be permanent, unlike lip filler and lip injections.

What does a lip lift do?

A lip lift is a surgical procedure to shorten the space between the nose and the top of the lip. This allows for fuller and more youthful looking lips.

Does a lip lift Change your nose?

Upper lip lifts have the potential for slightly changing the nasal base or nasal widening. Be sure to seek out a skilled facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Sadati for optimal results.

Does a lip lift change your smile?

Upper lip lifts have the potential for slightly changing the nasal base or nasal widening. Be sure to seek out a skilled facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Sadati for optimal results.

Do lip lifts look natural?

When performed by a facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Sadati, lip lift results should be natural-looking and create a more youthful appearance for patients.

Does a lip lift show more teeth?

Depending on a patients unique anatomy, a lip lift may cause the teeth to be more visible after a lip lift.

Who should not get a lip lift?

If the distance between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose is less than 1.5 cm, you may not be an ideal candidate for a lip lift. The best way to determine candidacy is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati at his Newport Beach, CA office.

Does a lip lift remove wrinkles?

A lip lift may reduce wrinkles as well as make the lips look fuller for a more youthful look. But it does not remove wrinkles, laser resurfacing does.

What is the best option for lip lift?

Scarring is a risk with any surgery, but the Modified lip lift, or endonasal lip lift is one of the best techniques available for reducing visible scarring when it comes to your results. Dr. Sadati can give you the best idea of what to expect from your procedure as well as any options available for reducing visible scarring with cosmetic treatments.

Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and over 5000 facelifts performed using his well-known technique. He has been loved by his patients and praised by his peers for his natural-looking results. He has been voted the Best Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County 6 years in a row. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and is a regular lecturer at the national plastic surgery meetings. His expertise is mentioned in major national beauty magazines and appeared on TV. As a master of facelift, Preservation Lift™ also known as the deep plane facelift and rhinoplasty and an avid sculptor and painter, he can provide gorgeous yet natural-looking results without the tell-tale signs of surgery. Dr. Sadati can help you achieve your highest level of confidence at his luxurious facility. Dr. Sadati has pioneered the Preservation Lift™ also known as Preservation Deep Plane Facelift

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Dr. Kevin Sadati is Orange County’s leading board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a facial aesthetics expert of over 20 years. Dr. Sadati draws patients from all over the world for his exceptional facelift and Preservation Lift™ also known as Preservation Deep Plane Facelift results. No matter where you’re located, you are warmly invited to see what kind of rejuvenating results can be achieved in the hands of our artist, sculptor, and world-class plastic surgeon.

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Dr. Kevin Sadati


Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.



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