Lip augmentation can be performed using fillers or plumping gels, but actual surgery to correct the problem of an elongated, thinning upper lip is a relatively new treatment method.
Similar to a facelift, a lip lift procedure is considered non-invasive in that no supporting tissue is removed. It is an outpatient cosmetic treatment with immediate visible results.
We recommend this corrective procedure for mature adult men and women who are concerned about the appearance of their upper lip.
The Effect of Aging On Our Lips
Our upper lips begin to elongate and become thinner in appearance as we enter our mature adult years. This is because the skin just below the nose begins to grow downward. At the same time, the skin continues to pull on the upper lip, so the lip tissue stretches.
For many people, this is unsightly because the lips appear less full and plumped. The teeth are no longer completely covered and begin to show even when the mouth is closed.
A lip lift can correct this because the removal of excess tissue pulls the upper lip back into its normal position. The amount of skin that needs to be removed varies from one individual to another.
A consultation with our surgeon will reveal just where the excess is located and to what extent the lip needs to be lifted.
About Lip Asymmetry
For many people, the upper lip not only seems to get thinner, but it can also lose its sculpted appearance. The natural down-and-up curve in the center of the lip begins to become less and less noticeable.
In rare cases, the lip also begins to appear a bit off-center, something that causes the individual to become very self-conscious. Lip lifts help solve this problem.
Procedure time may vary. Afterwards, a moisturizing gel or ointment may be given for the client to use.
When properly performed, a lip lift can result in a more fully sculpted upper lip that retains its more youthful appearance for many years.
To learn how we can tailor a procedure, contact us.
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If your thinning upper lip is troubling you, consider this long-term solution. Unlike fillers that can actually cause your lips to become misshapen, a lip lift is a simple alternative that restores your lip to its natural, youthful appearance. Contact the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD today to find out how this procedure can heighten your self-esteem.