Lip Lift

What is a lip lift?

Despite the importance that the lips have in the aesthetics of the face as a whole, they are often not given all the importance they deserve when considering a facial rejuvenation. There is a tendency to treat the lips only with fillers or neuromodulators, when they can benefit from certain surgical techniques.

Today, we have two lip rejuvenation techniques, which are the Lip Lift (indirect lip lift) and the advance of vermilion or direct lip lift.

Types of Lip Surgery

Lip lift

The lip lift aims to shorten the length of the lip too long. In other words, reduce the distance between the subnasal point and vermilion. At the same time, the vermilion rotates outwards, increasing its thickness. Depending on the design of the lip lift we make, we reduce not only the central area of ​​the lip but also the lateral area. The incision is hidden in the alar groove of the nose and inside the nostrils. The stitches are removed after 7 days. The scar is practically imperceptible in this area and the result is immediate.


Vermilion advance or direct lip lift

In this design, 2-3 mm of skin adjacent to the vermilion is removed, advancing it outward. The scar is hidden in the linea alba of the lip. It is indicated when the length of the lip is normal but the amount of exposed vermilion is low and the lip is too thin. The sutures used are very fine and magnifying glasses are needed to see them. The stitches are removed after 7 days. The scar is practically imperceptible in this area and the result is immediate

Surgical Steps

We perform a static and dynamic facial evaluation, seeing the mobility of the upper lip when smiling, measuring its length (ideally 13 mm from subnasal to vermilion) as well as evaluating the thickness of the vermilion.


Both direct lip lift and vermilion advancement (indirect lp lift) are surgeries that can be performed under local anesthesia if they are performed as the only surgery. They are often part of a global facial rejuvenation, and are performed in conjunction with a facelift and blepharoplasties. In this case, we usually recommend intravenous sedation as an anesthetic technique.

Tanto el lip lift directo como el avance de bermellón (lp lift indirecto) son cirugías que se pueden realizar con anestesia local si se realizan como única cirugía. A menudo forman parte de un rejuvenecimineto facial global, y se realizan junto a un lifting facial y blefaroplastias. En tal caso solemos recomendar como técnica anestésica la sedación endovenosa.

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Why have an operation at Birbe Clinic?

We are specialists in designing faces and smiles.


At Birbe Clinic we have a great team, mentored by Dr. Joan Birbe, with more than 20 years of experience treating patients; always up to date with news and selecting the innovations that really bring improvements to our treatments. As in the case of virtual simulations of facial surgeries, intraoral scanners, customization of facial prostheses, the use of the microscope, etc.


Our priority is to achieve excellence in treatment. All this with a personalized, honest and trustworthy treatment. In addition, our facilities offer maximum hygiene, sterilization and comfort.


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After a rigorous evaluation we will offer you a personalized and closed estimate with all the necessary forms of payment and financing, so that you can carry it out.

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Contact us during our business hours of:

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00h to 16.00h.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00h to 18.00h.
  • Phone Number: +34 93 212 47 37.


Outside of our business hours you can send us a WhatsApp or a form and we will answer you as soon as possible. Being located in Barcelona, ​​we receive patients from all over the national and international territory.


During your first consultation we will provide you with:


Personal diagnosis by oral and facial examination.

✔ Closed estimate with different financing possibilities.

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