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8 Doctor Answers | Asked by janedoevii in Texas
Without your lips slightly parted, difficult to tell. Because of the arch shape of your interlabial crease, with lips together, you have a sad expression. This can be improved by skilled use of fillers around the sides of the lips, and in the lips as well. At age 36, would stay away from surgical procedures unless there is a good indication.
There are two main things to consider: The distance between your columella (the little column of tissue between the two nostrils) and the red border of the lip. When your mouth just opens, does a little bit of your upper teeth show? This video link below may help you understand better.
There are indeed many procedures that can help the mouth area, depending on what the patient's goals are. Lip lifts can diminish the lip to nose distance, or elevate the corners of the lip. Filler materials, all the way from temporary to permanent, are possible to plump up the lip, depending on which area of the lip the patient wants augmented. ALso, the DAO (depressor muscle of the lip) can be divided, to reduce frowning. So depending on what the goals are, there are many things that can...
Although invasive, aggressive surgery has its place, I tend to view this option as a measure of last resort--regardless, frankly, of which esthetic unit of the face or neck requires improvement or restoration. For this reason, I would like to answer this question by addressing what nonsurgical methods can do to enhance and rejuvenate the lips and the entire mouth region. Let's start with the lips, which typically become thin and pursed with both chronologic and sundamage aging....
You need to define what you want, then we can help you by giving our opinion on what is the best procedure in our opinion. You have not defined what look you are seeking.
My philosophy, and recommendation is to leave surgery as a last resort. I do not offer lip-lift surgery, and that particular procedure should be left for those surgeons quite experienced with the technique. My personal preference for permanent lip enhancement is Silikon-1000. This too requires experience in the serial puncture, microdroplet technique that is essential for achieving natural results with liquid injectable silicone. I've attached photos for your perusal. I hope this is...
I agree with my colleagues statements. I would add that in your case, I would stay away from a lift lift UNLESS when smiling the whites of the incisors are not seen. There is NO point in my opinion to accept the trade-off of a permanent Bull's horns scar at the base of the nose to lift a lip which is not too low. Instead, I would like to see the sides (lateral oral commissures) of the mouth lifted. In my opinion, this is best done (BEFORE talking scars and corners lifts) with Botox to the...
It really depends on the appearance you are seeking. Your lower lip is somewhat smaller than your upper lip. By employing fat injections in your lower lip you will have a better balance between the two. However, the corners or your mouth are downturned, a gull wing or bull's horn lift will likely exaggerate this and it may be that you would prefer a corner lift (see video below). Prior to considering long term fillers, I would recommend shorter term fillers to determine if you like the...