With age, the skin loses elasticity, stretching and sagging. This can impact various areas on the face, including the appearance of the lips. Many individuals notice that their upper lip is longer as they age – the space between the nose and upper lip lengthens. Other issues include less visibility of the upper teeth and downturned corners of the mouth. At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer lip lift surgery that can address these lip aging issues at our clinic in Miami.
The lips often show tell-tale signs of aging, especially for women. The full lips are replaced with a thinner version with small vertical lines around the mouth and drooping lines at the corners. The upper lip becomes longer, creating an imbalance in the facial features. The longer upper lip can hide the top teeth, changing the appearance of the smile. Dermal fillers and cosmetic injections can help rejuvenate the lips, but these treatments are temporary and do not shorten a longer upper lip. Lip lift surgery can offer a lasting solution to restore a more youthful mouth.
Lip Enhancement Plastic Surgery
Lip lift and enhancement surgery can transform the appearance of the lips and mouth. A small incision can be made at the columella (base of the nose between the nostrils) which is used to remove excess skin and elevate the upper lip. The tightening and shortening of the upper lip can reveal more vermillion, the pink lip skin, to make the upper lip appear thicker. The lift of the lip can also smooth vertical lip lines and smooth the downward lines at the corners of the mouth.
There are variations of the lip lift that can help improve the overall shape and appearance of the lips. Some patients will also have augmentation performed with dermal fat grafting to plump the lips. If you are interested in rejuvenating your lips, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute. We offer lip lift surgery using the latest techniques at our medical facility in Miami.