Cleveland Lip Enhancement Surgery | Cleveland Thinning Lips Facial Plastic Surgeon

When to consider a lip enhancement surgery with Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky


Maybe your lips have thinned, or vertical wrinkles have begun to form. Perhaps the corners turn down and you worry that you are perceived to be grumpy most of the time. There are many options to regain youthful lips, both temporary and permanent, natural, and synthetic. Fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm provide full, natural-looking lips without incisions or downtime. A surgical lip lift can address thin and elongated lips by elevating the upper lip and the corners of your mouth to create a more youthful appearance.

Surgical changes to your lips and mouth performed by Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky will help to give you a brighter, more positive expression. A lip lift restores balance and proportion to the lips and results in a more youthful appearance and is subtle enough to look natural.

How It Helps

Lip augmentation can help to improve the appearance of the lips by restoring balance to the face, and by creating a lip shape that best fits your face. All the lip augmentation procedures we provide offer minimal side effects and downtime, with varying durations. The benefit of the temporary nature of fillers and injections is minimal downtime. The more permanent interventions like a lip lift or implants means a lifetime of improvement without the maintenance. Both approaches will create plump, smooth, and youthful lips.

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What to expect before lip enhancement

Your consultation with Cleveland facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ponsky will include a full health history and a discussion of goals and expectations. Lip size, structure, and shape are analyzed. Photos will be taken, and you are encouraged to bring photos that demonstrate your goal, especially of your own lips if you prefer how they used to look. Your consultation will end with a customized treatment plan.


What to expect during lip implant surgery

In some cases, local anesthesia may be supplemented with oral sedation. Small incisions are made at the corners of the mouth, and tiny pockets are created within the upper and lower lips. Implants are then gently placed within the lip tissue. After the implants are precisely positioned, incisions are carefully closed using dissolvable sutures. The total procedure time is approximately 30 minutes.


What to expect during lip lift surgery

Local anesthesia is used, sometimes along with oral sedation. Incisions are hidden within the crease under the nose and may be extended slightly into the nose. Excess skin is removed and the edges of the incision are meticulously sutured, allowing for shortening of the white part of the upper lip and more show of the red portion of the lip. The total procedure time is about 45 minutes.


What to expect after lip enhancement

Patients may return home shortly after their procedure. Pain medications may be used if patients feel any discomfort or pain after the local anesthesia wears off. During the first week, swelling decreases and you will be able to return to work and normal day-to-day activities. The first follow-up appointment occurs 6-7 days after the procedure.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )