412-693-6475 Menu

If you’re unhappy with your lips, a lip lift in Pittsburgh is the perfect procedure to transform them according to your cosmetic goals. At Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery, our exceptional cosmetic surgeon, Paul Leong, MD, examines your lips and discusses your cosmetic expectations to curate the ideal lip lift treatment for you.

It’s your face. Trust it to a specialist.


What is a lip lift?

At Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery, we represent transparency and integrity in everything we do. Dr. Leong tells his patients the truth about their upcoming treatment—even if it’s something they don’t want to hear. He is dedicated to his patients’ well-being, and that means ensuring they are fully informed about all factors before undergoing treatment. Additionally, Dr. Leong’s focus is to create natural results, never fake or overdone. Rest assured, when you come to Sistine for treatment, you are walking into an environment of technical excellence and high integrity.

Lip Lift Pittsburgh

What does a lip lift do?

All lip lifts performed by Dr. Leong at Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery are customized to your specific needs and expectations. During your initial consultation, Dr. Leong will examine your lips and discuss your goals to mark the treatment's targeted locations. Lip lifts can accomplish:

  • Shortening the distance between the nose and mouth
  • Increasing teeth visibility while smiling
  • Enhancing lip sensuality and fullness
  • Shortening the perceived length of the midface region
  • Providing an upturned cupid’s bow
  • Adding volume to the lips
  • Making thin and white lips look voluminous, youthful and pink
  • Filling out wrinkles and fine lines to reduce their appearance
  • Improving the corners of the lips
  • Enhancing youthfulness
  • Decreasing the need for regular or repeated dermal fillers

Not only was I very happy with my experience, I was thrilled beyond description! How fortunate am I that I landed an appointment with a true professional that excels at what he does? Not only was he prompt but Dr. Leong spent a great deal of time discussing my issues, concerns and goals.

Review from AngiesList.com

The results were more than I possibly could’ve hoped for. I had a facelift with Dr. Leong. The results were incredible. I have heard he is the best facelift surgeon in the region and I couldn’t agree more. I would recommend him to anyone.

Review from RateMds.com

What happens during a lip lift procedure?

The lip lift procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so you don’t feel pain or discomfort. With a custom curated treatment plan in hand from your initial consultation, Dr. Paul Leong will create tiny incisions under your nose in areas that aren’t highly visible. These incisions will be the access point to remove excess skin tissues and raise the upper lips to expose more of the teeth and create a more voluminous appearance. Depending on your specific goals, Dr. Leong may also place incisions in other parts of your mouth to transform the lip’s shape. Most lip lift procedures conclude within an hour, and you can return home soon after the procedure.

What happens after the lip lift procedure?

Your lips will appear swollen and bruised after the lip lift procedure. These symptoms can be mitigated with ice packs and pain medication can be administered as needed. Rest, a healthy diet, and sleeping with your head elevated will facilitate the fastest, glitch-free recovery. You may also be given an ointment to apply to incisions and should see the final results of the treatment in as few as 4 to 6 weeks.

Paul Leong MD FACS

The Facial Specialist

Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr Paul Leong, Lip Lift Specialist

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Leong at Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about the perfect lip lift. Dr. Leong is a highly reputable and sought after facial cosmetic surgeon who curates each lip lift procedure to his patients’ specific expectations, facial anatomy and cosmetic goals. It’s your face. Trust it to a specialist.

If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for one of the best treatments of lip lift Pittsburgh has to offer.

Schedule A Consultation

Video Consultation Available
Schedule a Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

View Update Virtual Consultation

Important message to all of our patients

Dr. Leong and his team are happy to announce, we are open and seeing patients for all surgical and non-surgical consults. The summer surgery schedule is rapidly filling up. Please call or contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are following all state and federal guidelines for your protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.

We are still utilizing virtual consultations, including to obtain initial information about treatment plans for new and returning patients. Our goal is to find the best balance between being available to our patients and maximizing their safety.

Please call our office or select the “Video Consultations Tab” to schedule a video discussion.

Virtual Consultation