Upper lip lift is a surgical procedure designed to shorten the area between the upper lip and lower nose. The skin in this area slackens with age, and the upper lip can start to look excessively long in relation to the rest of the facial features. The upper lip lift gives the mouth a more pleasant expression and plumps the lips so they look more youthful. Dr. Guyuron is pleased to offer upper lip lift at his facial plastic surgery practice.
CANDIDATES FOR UPPER LIP LIFT
Upper lip lift candidates have an unusually long upper lip — so much so that it draws the attention of others. Candidates may also complain that their upper lip looks thin, or that it covers a significant portion of the upper teeth, so that the teeth aren’t adequately visible while smiling.
Some candidates are born with naturally long upper lips, and many others experience lengthening in this area as a result of aging. Over time, the facial bones deteriorate and the flesh of the face becomes saggy. Facial fat and soft tissue also atrophy, so the skin droops.
Candidates for upper lip lift may be curious whether fillers can provide the desired results. Unfortunately, fillers cannot lift the lips; they will fill the lips out (they will project from the face) instead of up. This will not have an effect on the space between the upper lip and nose.