Rhinoplasty—or nose job surgery—has remained one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries for decades. Since the nose sits in the center of the face, it significantly impacts how the face is perceived. In more recent years, lip lift surgery has become popular. It is a plastic surgery that shortens the distance between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip. So, can you do a lip lift and rhinoplasty at the same time?
Yes, in certain cases it is perfectly safe and acceptable to perform a lip lift and rhinoplasty at the same time. Often, the incisions for both procedures are along the columella and bottom portion of the nose. Thus, they can be performed through the same incision. However, patients do not always need both procedures.
One instance where these procedures are commonly performed together is during facial feminization surgery. This is a combination of facial plastic surgeries to feminize masculine features of the face. It is most commonly performed on transgender women, but is also sometimes performed on cisgender women as well.