Lip Lift in Houston

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Revel in a Beautiful, Youthful Smile

Whether due to age or your natural features, an elongated upper lip area can make us appear older or less proportional than we would like.

At Heights Plastic Surgery, our two renowned facial plastic surgeons—Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks—work together to create a unique Lip Lift surgical treatment plan that will help correct these concerns and leave you feeling more confident in your smile than ever.

Subnasal Lip Lift

also known as: upper lip lift \ sub-NAY-zul lip lift \

A plastic surgery procedure in which the skin under the nose and above the upper lip is removed to decrease aging signs of an elongated lip.

Procedure options: Lip lift, direct lip lift, subnasal bullhorn lift , Italian lip lift, thread lip lift, double duck lip lift

Procedure Overview


Drooping of upper lip

Sagging of upper lip skin

Procedure Time

1 hour


Female & Male



Possible Side Effects

Swelling / stiffness



Minimal scarring

Frequently Asked Questions

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What to Expect

Before, During, and After Your Lip Lift in Houston

1. Attend a One-on-One Consultation

If you're interested in aHouston lip lift, you'll first meet with a physician for a one-on-one consultation. We take the time to get to know you—your goals, medical history, skin type and tone, face shape, and more.

2. Review Your Lip Lift Treatment Plan.

Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks collaborate on every patient case to design the best lip lift approach for your individual face. We may also suggest additional non-surgical treatments to achieve the best possible results.

3. Make Your Decision.

At Heights Plastic Surgery, our mission is to give you all of the information you need to decide what will work best for your desires, timeline, and budget. After we make recommendations, we give you the space and time to make your own decision.

4. Schedule Your Lip Lift.

We will schedule your lip lift—an outpatient procedure performed in our private, on-site surgery center—for a day and time that works best for you. You'll want to factor in about 1 to 2 weeks of downtime from everyday activities and work after your procedure.

5. Arrive for Your Lip Lift.

We will provide you with all the ways you can best prepare for the procedure well in advance of your lip lift in Houston. When you arrive, we will escort you to our state-of-the-art surgical suite, review our process in detail once more, and administer local anesthesia.

6. Getting Your Lip Lift.

Your highly skilled surgeon will be in the operating room from start to finish, executing every detail of your agreed-upon lip lift plan. Afterwards, you should plan on staying with us for about a 1-hour recovery period before going home.

7. Follow Up.

Following your lift lip Houston plastic surgeons at Heights Plastic Surgery will also book you for follow-up visits to meet with your surgeon to monitor the area. This important step ensures you are healing properly, safely, and efficiently.

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Heights Plastic Surgery

Driven By Our Mission: Enhancing Your Natural Features with a Lip Lift.

Heights Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to residents of Houston and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to offer you a welcoming environment, a phenomenal patient experience, and cutting-edge technology that you won’t find anywhere else in Texas.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Lift in Houston