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Dr. Placik | Lip Lift Chicago

Balanced features are a significant aspect of facial beauty, with the lips being one of the most important features. The length of the upper lip can bring a more aesthetic appearance to the face. If you have lips that are too thin, or a longer distance between the bottom of your nose and your upper lip, modern surgical techniques can be employed and create a more attractive look. Aging or genetics play a role in the appearance of the lips, as well as volume. Rejuvenating your face can be achieved with lip lift surgery performed by Dr. Otto Placik at his Chicago clinic.


You may be a good candidate for this surgery if you are unhappy with the look of your lips, and cosmetics cannot create the appearance you want. Lip lift surgery should leave you with more attractive, full lips, and a more balanced, harmonious placement on your face. Dr. Placik uses the most modern, advanced surgical techniques in cosmetic surgery, including a range of procedures for enhancing the appearance of the lips.

The surgery is appropriate for both men and women, and can be a significant enhancement for both younger and older patients. For younger patients, the procedure can create a more beautiful appearance without the need for fillers. The procedure moves the position of the upper lip, creating a more defined appearance. Older patients are often unhappy with the loss of lip volume, and how the lips have lengthened. A lip lift, in these cases, will restore a more youthful, sensual lip shape and appearance.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago

Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.



A lip lift is a very subtle change – but the results are often dramatic in overall facial balance and harmony. The procedure is capable of the following:

  • Shortening the distance between the nose and mouth for a more sensual pout.
  • Increasing teeth show.
  • Providing a more sensual appearance to the mouth and lips.
  • Enhancing facial balance by shortening the appearance of the lower mid-face.
  • Creating a “cupid’s bow.”
  • Increasing lip volume.
  • Decreasing the appearance of lip lines and wrinkles.
  • Creating a more youthful appearance to the lower face.
  • Reducing the need for cosmetic fillers.
Patient Not a Model


Every person has a unique face and lips, and the procedure used to create a more youthful and sensual mouth will be selected based upon the person. There is never a cookie-cutter treatment plan for facial enhancement surgery when Dr. Placik is your surgeon. The surgery will be planned to meet your specific desires for your appearance, and selecting the procedure that will best bring the result you envision.


Upper Lip Lift: This surgery shortens the upper lip to uncover upper teeth, and increasing the appearance of the red portion of the upper lip. Although the procedure does not augment the lip volume, the elevation of the lip makes it appear larger. The incision is made at the base of the nose, where it is hidden. This procedure is an appropriate surgery for the following situations:

  • Teeth don’t show when smiling.
  • A longer space between nose and upper lip.
  • Thin, flat appearing lips.
  • Lip fillers are not effective, as there is not enough room in the lip for vertical expansion.

Corner Lip Lift: This procedure is performed on the edges of the mouth, and could be appropriate if you feel your face gives you a permanent frown, either through aging or genetics.

  • When your face is at rest, you have a frown.
  • Corners of mouth are turned down.

Some patients may need both procedures for the most attractive, youthful, and balanced appearance.

Call now for a consultation about a lip lift. You can connect with our friendly team online, or reach out to us by phone by calling 847-398-1660.


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