This is when the suture is inserted inside the nose, loops down through the muscle in the lip, ends back inside the nose; much like a U shape. This method seems to be reversible (unless of course you form scar tissue around the stitch) and I have a tendency to scar. I only want to reduce my upper lip from 15 mm to 13 or 12mm. I do understand this method can only do so much, usually 2-3 mm. But why is this not practiced more? When I Google lip suspension all I come up with is lip lift.
Why Can't I Find Extensive Information Or Dr's Who Preform The Lip Suspension?
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Suture Upper Lip Suspension
You can't find much on it because it is an ill-advised procedure that causes distortion of the smile and the upper lip with movement or even at rest. If it was a highly successful lip lifting procedure it would be commonly done and well known. The lack of information on it speaks volume about how well it works. A conservative subnasal lip lift is a successful procedure that if done well leaves no visible scar when it heals and matures.
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