Lip Lift

What is a lip lift procedure?

As we age, the upper lip will elongate in all of us. This can be more pronounced in some individuals than others. People may notice that as they smile they see less of their upper teath and more of their lower teeth.  This gives an individual an older appearance. 

A lip lift is a surgical procedure in which skin at the very top of the lip below the nostrils is removed. This elevates the central third of the upper lip. In the process the upper lip is also tilted upward and outward to a minor degree.  Some also see more pink upper lip.

The procedure itself is fairly quick and is associated with little pain.  The lasting consequence is a fine scar at the top of the lip below the base of the nose.