A Lip Lift is performed to return the upper lip skin, muscle and underlying tissues to a more youthful contour for cosmetic reasons. As we age, our upper lip begins to droop – you may notice in older people that when they speak, you no longer see their top teeth but only the lower teeth. This is due to the drooping of the upper lip. The lift lip elevates the position of the upper lip to give a more youthful smile. The lips may also be augmented with dermal filler, collagen or fat during the procedure to result in a more aesthetically pleasing lip shape. Patient satisfaction with lip lifts is extremely high.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Lift Surgery?
As we age, it's fairly common to notice that fine lines and wrinkles start to develop around the lips and mouth. Some patients also notice that sagging or drooping has started to set in, thanks to the loss of facial volume. These are all easily corrected with a lip lift, which can restore your face's youthful glow, smoothing over fine lines and wrinkles and effectively eliminating some of the earlier signs of facial aging.
A lip lift is needed when injectable fillers no longer give the results that you seek or, in discussion with your surgeon, you mutually decide that a long-lasting solution is best for you. Because a lip lift can be done to address poorly shaped lips at any age, this procedure can be done on any healthy adult. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you explore your options for rejuvenating your facial area.
The lip lift is great for addressing:
- Thin upper lip
- Long upper lip