What is a Lip Lift?What is a Lip Lift? A Lip Lift generally refers to an 'Upper lip Lift' and is a surgical procedure that elevates the position of the upper lip to create a more youthful and relaxed smile. However, there are two types of Lip Lifts: Upper Lip Lift and a Corner Lip Lift. Upper Lip Lift - shortens the skin distance that is between the upper lip and the base of the nose. This increases the amount of 'pink lip' that is seen, exposes the teeth more, and gives you fuller, more youthful looking lips. Corner Lip Lift - involves only the edges of your mouth and is designed for the patient who feels as though they have a permanent frown. The Upper Lip Lift is more common than the Corner Lip Lift, but if a patient is concerned about both the fullness and excess distance between the nose and the upper lift as well as a 'permanent frown' expression, the two procedures may be performed together.