What Is The Cost Of A Subnasal Lip Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can you please tell me the cost of a subnasal lip lift? I am not interested in having surgery on the muscle. I only want the lip lift where the skin is removed.

A: A subnasal lip lift should never have the muscle manipulated in any way. That leads to problems such as tightness, columellar base retrusion and an unnatural upper lip movement and smile appearance. In my hands, it is always a skin only procedure. While this may be associated with a 1 to 2 mm relapse in some cases over the first six months after the procedure, it does not in any way affect how the upper lip moves or alters one’ smile.

A subnasal lip lift for most patients is done as an outpatient procedure in an office setting under local anesthesia. The typical cost would be in the $2,200 range.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana