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A lip lift procedure is common, and it can quickly take years off your appearance. However, in addition to shortening the philtrum some people would also benefit from deepening the philtrum. Combining the Elelyft lip lift with philtrum contouring is great for reshaping the mouth area to rejuvenate and create beautiful, sensual lips.

What Is the Philtrum?
The philtrum is the vertical space from the base of your nose to the middle of the top of your upper lip. This natural contour may already be narrow or flat before your Elelyft procedure, but the lip lift will most likely intensify those negative features. Many patients, especially women, are looking for a pronounced “V-shape” at the top middle of their upper lip where the philtrum ends.

How Can Philtrum Contouring Make Me Look Younger?
You will not need to exaggerate the contour of your upper lip with excessive makeup after philtrum contouring with Dr. Gary Linkov. While you are undergoing an Elelyft lip lift procedure, the revolutionary new philtrum contouring can be added on to help give you that feminine, upper lip contour you desire.

The plump upper lip result of the combined lip lift and philtrum contouring helps to create a much younger appearance, especially a younger smile.

How Is This Contouring Done?
Philtrum contouring can only be done at the same time as an Elelyft lip lift, because of the exposure Dr. Linkov will need to manipulate the muscle of the upper lip. With precision contouring of the upper lip, not only will you see a younger smile in the mirror, but you will also enjoy that classic contour in the upper lip that many women desire and most lip lift procedures tend to blend away.

What Are the Risks Involved?
The risks involved with the Elelyft procedure and philtrum contouring are no more than with any other minor surgery. This is a safe and effective surgery with wonderful results. Patients may see a little more swelling due to the additional manipulation of the lip muscle along with the lip lift, but other minor surgical side effects are common and usually disappear quickly.

The best way to learn more about this new procedure, the first of its kind in the U.S., is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Gary Linkov. He can explain the procedure in detail as well as share what results you should expect to see. To schedule this consultation, contact City Facial Plastics today. We can’t wait to see what we can do for you.

What Dr. Linkov's Patients Say
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Alla K.

Dr. Linkov is really good and so easy to talk to, thank you!

Tyler D.

Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Linkov, appreciate the extra attention!

Elizabeth G.

Everything you would want in a physician - extremely thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, a great listener, and pays extreme attention to detail.

Carolina F.

Dr. Linkov is the best!!! He is extremely professional and knowledgeable!!! I recommend Dr. Linkov 100%.

Alex S.

Dr. Gary is a true professional with great eye and bedside manner. He’s the one I refer my family, patients and friends to.

Suzy S.

Highly recommend! Dr. Gary helped me with painful lip scar tissue after an accidental fall a year earlier. I’ve known Gary for 20 years and since the first day knowing him he’s grown as a medical professional with an innate sense of detail and kind demeanor. Excellent client follow up and post treatment care.

Marina S.

Dr. Gary is a fantastic NYC plastic surgeon who treats me and to whom I would recommend all my friends and family. He has a very conservative approach to fillers and I was extremely impressed with the way he filled my nasolabial lines that had been bothering me for years. It was painless, and I did not experience any bruising at all. Getting this done gave me so much confidence - I wish I worked with him years ago!

Rachel G.

Wow is all I can say! Fantastic doctor that gives you an extremely pleasant, professional, and realistic experience. Would highly recommend and give 6 stars if I could.