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Are you seeking a skilled plastic surgeon offering lip lift surgery near the Bethesda area? The lips, like all facial features, can change over time. The skin loses elasticity, wrinkles form and lips can lose their volume. One common issue is a longer upper lip – the space between the nose base and upper lip can increase, and the upper lip can appear thinner. To achieve a fuller, short and more youthful upper lift, a lip lift or enhancement surgery can be performed. Dr. Munique Maia at Maia Plastic Surgery offers lip lift plastic surgery at our clinic near Chevy Chase, MD, outside Bethesda, MD.

The upper lip defines the mouth. Aging can allow the lip to droop and lose volume, resulting in a longer and thinner upper lip. The vermillion, or pink, of the lip, can turn inward as the lip droops, revealing only a skinny, flat upper lip.

A lip lift can reduce the space between the upper lip and nose while expanding the pink portion of the upper lip. A small incision can be made (usually at the base of the nose) to access the skin and tissue of the upper lip. Removing excess skin and tightening the upper lip can reduce the space between the nose and lip, as well as reshape and expand the vermillion. This can create a more youthful and sensuous mouth.

Lip Enhancement Plastic Surgery

A lip lift can also be used to increase the volume and enhance the shape of the upper lip. By lifting the lip, the cupid’s bow can become more pronounced, and the upper lip can appear fuller. This can improve the appearance of the mouth and lips for patients of all ages. Lip enhancement can reduce the need for temporary filler injections by providing a long-term solution for thinner lips. A lip lift can be combined with a fat transfer to add more volume and improved definition to the lips.

If you want to improve the shape and fullness of your lips, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a lip consultation with Dr. Maia at our clinic near the Bethesda, MD, area to discuss the lip lift and lip enhancement procedures we offer.

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J. B.

Dr. Maia and her staff are incredibly professional and truly empathetic. They’ve done a beautiful job with the treatments that I’ve gotten and I look forward to coming to the office every single time.

Karli N.

Dr. Maia deserves more than 5-stars! I’m thrilled with my results and I’m less than 3 months post surgery. Dr. Maia is confident and kind, and not at all pushy like other plastic surgeons. I was overly impressed the morning of the procedure. The surgical and hospital staff know her well! They were ready for her and put me at ease while I was getting settled in the OR. I appreciate the team in Dr. Maia’s office for their patience and care. They are just as calm as Dr. Maia.

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I had a great experience with doctor Maia. Beyond my expectations.

Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!


I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

R. H.

I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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