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Lip Lift

Also known as: Surgical lip augmentation, Gullwing lip lift, Bull horn lip lift.

A lip lift is a surgical technique used to correct drooping or elongated lips. The surgery can be performed using several different techniques, but all involve cutting and repositioning the tissues of the upper lip.


How much does
Lip Lift cost?

Surgical Time

1 hours


£2,150 to £5,812

Day Case



General or Local Anaesthetic/ Sedation

Time off work

2 weeks

Time before showering

48 hours


Why Choose Kliniken for Lip Lift Surgery

Discuss your needs

Discuss your needs

Generous hour long consultations to discuss your needs

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Innovative approach

Innovative approach

Natural and innovative approach to treatments

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Helps you rest and recuperate

Helps you rest and recuperate

Country side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate

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Same clinician

Same clinician

Same clinician assigned to your from start to finish of the process

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Attentive care

Attentive care

Personalised and attentive care throughout the surgery

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Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and discretion of our clients is paramount

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Patients can typically have a lip lift performed and go home the same day.

Patients can have the procedure under local anaesthetic & sedation or can be asleep with a general anaesthetic.  

The incision for a lip lift in the crease at the base of the nose under the nostrils.

The skin is removed and the scar is hidden in the natural crease around the nostrils and base of the nose.

A lip lift is likely to benefit those with previously fuller lips that have thinned with time with little of the “red” surface of the lip visible.

This may be for a number of reasons most commonly, age-related.

As patients get older, the area on the upper lip including the skin and muscle may begin to elongate due to gravity, resulting in a gradual decrease in the volume of the upper lip, that then looks thinner.

Those who wear lipstick may notice that less can be applied and so contributes to an aged look.

The signs of ageing include the various structures around the face drooping, so once a youthful face with the inverted triangular shape with most mass around the cheeks, shifts to the triangular structure with more emphasis at the bottom of the face, near the jawline.

One of the most effective ways of demonstrating this is to compare photos of the patient in their early 20’s to the present.

When patients come into the clinic, our UK-trained plastic surgeon makes a full assessment of the patient.  

This includes any relevant history, including reasons for surgery and a thorough examination of the nose and the upper lip itself.  

Part of this process is explaining to the patients what can be done, why, and what to expect, based on each patients’ anatomy and suitability for surgery for a lip lift.

Patients are put into a “We see you in one week after surgery” to check on the patients and remove any visible stitches.  

The swelling starts to come down gradually from 48 hours after surgery and within a few weeks patients feel brighter and fresher. 

Once safe, patients are let out of the clinic with close follow up arranged to ensure improvements would happen as anticipated. 

One alternative to a surgical lip lift is the use of fillers which may be either synthetic which is temporary or use of natural ones such as fat.

This can provide a method to deal with the lost volume but does not adequately address the increased distance between the base of the nose and lip.

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valerie reidvalerie reid
11:59 15 Nov 23
We were greeted very warmly and immediately offered coffee etc. The clinic is very modern and comfortable. Mr Kolar put me at ease and explained my procedure in great detail. I was given the opportunity to think about it, but I also had the chance to have the procedure done there and then, which I chose to do. It was all done quickly and calmly and we chatted throughout.I received a follow-up... call the following day to make sure all was well. An appointment had been made for the following week, and once again we were greeted with the offer of a hot drink. Even though we were early I was seen straight away. Basically I was very happy with my treatment and pleased with the outcome.Valerie Reidread more
carol walkercarol walker
19:06 10 Nov 23
After many years and many hours spent on the internet researching Deep Plane Face and Necklift I knew that was the only surgery I wanted but finding a surgeon that actually does perform this operation - not their variation of it - proved difficult. I booked with a clinic in London though I very much wanted one nearer home I thought that was my only option. Then something came up on social media... about Kliniken in Harrogate and I decided I would go for an initial consultation, thank goodness I did as I found exactly what I was looking for!! No hard sell from my consultant Mr Kolar just fact based information and I knew that this was the surgeon I wanted to carry out my procedure. I immediately felt welcome and wasn't rushed to commit though I knew within the first few minutes my search had ended!! The clinic is tucked away in the country outside of the main town and there's a definite air of relaxation from the moment you step inside. I gave myself several months as I wanted to make sure no pressing matters other than looking after myself both before and after. So I'm just over three weeks post op and I couldn't be happier with everything from start to more
Lynn HillLynn Hill
06:49 15 Jun 23
The setting is amazing, calm, with easy access and parking. The whole team is focused on your well being and inspires confidence. The care is excellent from reception, consultation, procedure, to post operative and follow up. I can’t praise them enough. Thank you Kliniken!
Alex DodererAlex Doderer
19:04 08 Jun 23
Darcy RutherfordDarcy Rutherford
14:42 05 Apr 23
I cannot thank the team at Kliniken and Dr Kolar enough. My ears have always been a huge insecurity, and getting them pinned back was something I had wanted to do for a long time.Mr Kolar explained the procedure in detail throughout consultations, and the surgery went very smoothly. Everyone has been so helpful and welcoming, especially Madeleine and Davide who have answered any queries.I am so... happy with my ears now after the otoplasty, and this is all thanks to Dr Kolar and the Kliniken team. I highly recommend them!read more
Midlife and BeyondMidlife and Beyond
17:14 30 Mar 23
What a pleasure it has been getting to know Mallappa Kolar and the entire staff working within Kliniken. Mallappa has an incredible way of making you feel comfortable, which relaxed me, straightaway. At the initial consultation. Malappa fully explained the Ultra Pulse CO2 laser process to me, showing me detailed pictures of before, during and after treatment. So, I was fully aware of what to... expect.On the day of my treatment, and whilst having my surgery, Malappa and the team put me completely at ease. The care and attention I received was exemplary.Following my treatment, the aftercare I would receive was thoroughly explained to me and delivered to specification - with regular follow up calls from the team to check on my progress and wellbeing, which I found to be very reassuring.A month on from my surgery, and I can honestly say Mallappa did an excellent job from the beginning to the very end, and I highly recommend this treatment.I am so happy with the results and have since received many compliments on my appearance and how fresh my skin looks! I can certainly see a difference. I am 62 years old, and I have been told that I look at least ten years younger! I am so pleased!read more


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