It happens gradually, but it happens. The skin between the nose and the upper lip lengthens as we age. This can cause overall facial architecture to appear unbalanced. It’s possible to offset this effect by injecting the upper lift with fillers, but a more permanent solution is to undergo a lip lift. An out-patient procedure, a lip lift is a small surgery whereby excess skin in the described elongated expanse is removed and the upper lip is lifted.
A lip lift procedure results in several positive outcomes. Patients experience improved definition along the border of their upper lip as well as the Cupid’s Bow. Those bothered by an excessively long upper lip hiding much of their teeth when they smiled, notice a lip lift increases teeth visibility and their overall attractiveness. And then, of course, the aforementioned restoration of overall facial balance. When the distance between the nose and the upper lip is shorter, it tends to make the whole face look slightly more petite a lip lift is a small surgery whereby excess skin in the described elongated expanse is removed and the upper lip is lifted.
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