Bull Horn Lip Lift Surgery

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What is a bullhorn lift?

If someone told you to draw the perfect lips, you’d aim for a balanced look with a defined cupid’s bow. A shorter philtrum length (the space between your nose and lips) is also akin to an attractive, youthful-looking appearance. 

A ‘bullhorn lift’, also known as the subnasal lip lift, refreshes the look of your lips by reducing the distance between your upper lip and nose. It’s your surgical alternative to lip augmentation with dermal fillers. To achieve the same effect with dermal fillers often leads to over-filling the lips, whereas the bullhorn lift gives you more natural-looking, permanent results.

Why’s it called a bullhorn lift?

Your surgeon will make a very fine incision at the base of your nose, curving around your nostrils in the shape of a bull’s horn — which gives the procedure its name. By removing and lifting a small amount of tissue under your nose, your lips are lifted and slightly turned out, appearing more youthful and fuller. As with all our procedures, your result will look wholly natural. 

The bullhorn lift is an excellent procedure if your philtrum is too long. Sometimes you just naturally have a short philtrum, but it can also become more noticeable over time as your facial tissues begin to sag. The surgical lip lift is also a very effective procedure if the vermillion border itself is very flat or the upper lip appears thinner than is desired. If you’d like to chat to us about this procedure, call our London clinic today and talk to our friendly team.

The benefits of your bullhorn lip lift at Karidis Clinic

✔ Convenient: easily slots into your busy schedule 

✔ Natural-looking results: subtle, yet noticeable

✔ VIP care: luxuriate with five-star consultancy and aftercare 

✔ A bespoke service: we’ve thought of every little detail

✔ Peace of mind: our skilled surgeons are highly experienced 

Reduced downtime: combine treatments with access to our whole team

Quick Reference


30 - 60 minutes

Anaesthesia used


Final Result

Instant results


Lip shape


There will be a scar at the base of the nose

What our clients say about us

Our bullhorn lip lift surgeons

Mr Karidis is one of London’s most in-demand cosmetic surgeons and it is important for us to be able to offer you the option of another trusted surgeon, capable of producing the naturally beautiful results that are the hallmark of the Karidis Clinic.

With over 25 years’ cosmetic surgery experience, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe has worked with our medical director Mr Karidis for many years and is the only other cosmetic surgeon Mr Karidis would trust his patients to.

What to expect from your procedure

Some key information for what to expect in the lead up to, and during your procedure can be found below. We ensure our patients have all the support they need but if you do have further questions these will be addressed at your initial consultation.

How much does a bullhorn lip lift cost?

A bullhorn lift requires a surgeon fee and a hospital fee. The price also includes any relevant pre-operative and post-operative care. The cost may vary slightly depending on your unique requirements, but we will give you a detailed quotation following your consultation.

For more information on what our surgical fees cover, get in touch today.




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