As we age, our lips begin to lose their fullness, making them appear older. Furthermore, the space between the tip of the nose and the upper lip gets longer over time, reducing the amount of tooth show below it, which makes us look older and gives us a toothless appearance. While fillers and injectables can plump up lips and give them volume, a lip lift may offer a better long-term solution. Innovation Dermatology is pleased to offer lip lift surgery.
A lip lift is an in-office surgical procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip. In doing so, it increases the amount of pink lip tissue that is visible, which makes the lips look fuller, more pronounced, and more youthful. It increases the volume of the upper lip, and can bring the upper lip to a better aesthetic proportion with the lower lip. The procedure takes less than an hour and can be performed under local anesthesia. The scar is hidden underneath the nose so is virtually undetectable.
Anyone who feels that the distance between their nose and their lip is too long, or that the upper lip is relatively thin or has visible wrinkles to the upper lip, is a good candidate for a lip lift. Often, patients who have previously had a bad experience with lip fillers, which made their lips appear heavy and long instead of plump and balanced, are good candidates for a lip lift.