Introduction to Lip Lift

After the eyes, a person’s lips are the focal point of their face. With age-related volume loss, and the effects of gravity, your lips can sometimes lower their placement on the face leading to a disproportionate facial appearance. Although Lip Filler can be a temporary fix, often patients seek a more permanent solution. A Lip Lift in Miami, FL with Dr. Keyes can address this concern and help you achieve a more attractive facial symmetry. To learn more about this cosmetic procedure at Celebrity Plastics, please keep reading the information below.

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What is a Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the appearance of the lips by reducing the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose. It is a popular solution for individuals who desire fuller lips with improved definitions. During the procedure, extra skin is extracted and the remaining tissue is shifted to lift and reshape the upper region of the mouth.

With a Lip Lift from Dr. Keyes, you can achieve fuller and more balanced lips that you’ve always desired, enhancing your overall facial harmony and boosting your confidence in your smile.

What are the benefits of a Lip Lift?

A Lip Lift in Miami, FL offers several benefits for individuals looking to enhance their lip appearance, such as:

  • Creates fuller lips: Our appreciation for a full pout is not only an aesthetic issue. The deeper attraction of fuller lips lies in what they represent in terms of mating potential. This is because full lips are a visual sign of youth and sensuality, and indicate good mating potential. Whether you’re looking for a mate or not, a lip lift will make your lips fuller and give you a more youthful, sensual appearance.
  • Provides a more youthful-looking mouth: The length and width of lips play a part in how youthful your mouth appears. Rather than just fuller tips, a lip lift improves the shape and length of your lips. With a better-shaped pout, your mouth and your overall appearance will seem more youthful.
  • Achieves a more prominent lip line: As lips become thinner they can also become less defined as the vermilion border of the upper lip starts to blend in with the skin around the mouth area. A Vermilion Lip Lift is specifically designed to address this issue. This technique strengthens the definition of the lip line and gives you a more prominent vermilion border around your upper lip.
  • Improves your smile: Lifting the upper lip will improve your smile. By elevating the upper lip, you achieve aesthetic harmony around the mouth area and a more attractive appearance overall. With so many benefits, you’ll certainly have a lot to smile about!
  • Reduces smoker’s lines: Smoker’s lines coming from the mouth can really age you, dramatically. One of the added benefits of lifting the lips is the ability to eliminate some of these lines to help erase away years around the mouth area.
  • Lifts the corners of your mouth: If the corners of your mouth are turned down, you might seem as if you’re upset or frowning. The Corner Lip Lift technique can correct this issue. The procedure involves making incisions along the edge of the lip and then elevating the corners by lifting the skin on either side. This technique will improve the direction and shape of your lips and make your overall appearance more attractive.
  • Boosts your confidence and self-esteem: This desire to change one’s appearance is mainly motivated by inner feelings and perceptions. Being happier with your lips and overall appearance will help you feel more confident and self-assured, and a lip lift can give you a huge self-esteem boost!
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Who Are The Best Candidates For A Lip Lift?

A Miami, FL 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 proportions are imbalanced
  • Low self-esteem due to their lip appearance.
  • Maintain realistic expectations for treatment results
  • No underlying health issues
  • Non-smoker
  • Wants a more permanent option than lip filler

What’s the first step?

Your first step is to meet with our Patient Care Coordinator who will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if this treatment is the right one for you. When you come for your Lip Lift consultation, you will meet with Dr. Keyes and discuss your aesthetic goals. He will then evaluate the shape, size, and proportions of your lips to assess if this procedure is the best solution for you. This evaluation will also include a discussion about your medical history to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and prevent any unnecessary risks.

Once you and Dr. Keyes have discussed and agreed upon every aspect of your surgery, he will create your custom procedure plan. Before you leave, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule the day and time of your lip lift procedure 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 Miami, FL at Celebrity Plastics, you will first meet with Dr. Keyes and discuss your procedure one more time. You will also meet with our Anesthesiologist who will administer your anesthesia so your Lip Lift is more tolerable. Dr. Keyes will make some temporary marks on your lips for targeted and previously discussed positions of the incisions.

First, you will then be administered either local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Once you’re sedated, Dr. Keyes will skillfully perform the Lip Lift by making carefully placed incisions beneath the base of the nose. He will remove the excess skin and reposition the remaining tissue to elevate your upper lip. Once finished, Dr. Keyes will close the incisions with sutures and apply some bandages for additional protection.

The surgery typically takes about one to two hours, and after the procedure, you will receive detailed post-operative care instructions to promote proper healing.

Procedure timeline


The first step to getting your Lip Lift is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule a consultation. Before you consult with Dr. Keyes, you will need to meet our Patient Care Coordinator to discuss your aesthetic goals and eligibility.


When you come to Celebrity Plastics for your consultation, Dr. Keyes will evaluate your health, the shape, size, and proportions of your lips, and explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you. Once your surgical plan is created by Dr. Keyes you will talk to our Patient Care Coordinator who will pick a surgery date with you after an initial deposit.

Pre-operative preparation

Before your Lip Lift surgery, you will be required to get some labwork performed, such as a blood test and an EKG, to ensure that there are no underlying health issues that create unnecessary risks. We do offer these tests at our facility for a small fee. You should also supplement your diet with high-protein shakes in the days leading up to your procedure. You are also strongly encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which includes quitting smoking and consuming alcohol. You will also need to have your prescriptions filled before your surgical day and bring them in with you.


When you arrive, Dr. Keyes and our Anesthesiologist will speak with you to go over the details and answer any lingering questions you may have. Dr. Keyes will also take this time to make any markings he will use as a guide for your procedure before sending you to the Operating Room. The operation should take approximately one to two hours to complete but will vary depending on your personal aesthetic needs.


As you recover, it is important to give your body time to heal. The majority of swelling is gone after a few days but can persist over a few weeks. 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 the overall mouth area.

Post-operative appointments

The day after your Lip Lift, you will need to return so a nurse can observe your initial healing and change any bandages if needed. Dr. Keyes will then have you return about a week post-surgery so he can monitor your recovery and satisfaction. You can expect another appointment about a month or two later, followed by another one three months post-surgery, then again six months later.

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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.

As you recover, it is important to give your body time to heal. There will be some swelling and bruising around your lips but should subside over the next few days, but can take several weeks. 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 the lips and overall mouth area.

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How much does Lip Lift cost In Miami, FL, CA

The cost of a Lip Lift in Miami, FL can vary with specific patients and different surgery tactics. The best way to understand the costs is to book a consultation so that Dr. Keyes can develop a procedure plan. Once this plan is complete, our Patient Coordinator can supply a detailed estimate of the pricing options available to you.

Why choose Dr. Keyes?

Michael Keyes, M.D. is a board-eligible plastic surgeon and the founder of Celebrity Plastics, with a combined following of over 370K+. He has been featured in various media publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Times, USA Today,, and many more. Dr. Keyes is a member of the Social Media Subcommittee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has spoken about social media & plastic surgery at national meetings around the USA.

In a field filled with many talented surgeons, what sets him and his brand apart is his commitment to personalized care. Every procedure is meticulously tailored to fit the individual needs and goals of his patients. He believes in quality over quantity, therefore, he dedicates the time necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for each and every patient. He takes pride in the high standards he has of himself, his team, and the patients who place their trust in him.

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