Unsmiling I have minimal teeth show and a somewhat long upper lift, which I imagine will be exacerbated when I have a rhinoplasty (which I intend to). Will having the lip lift make me have more of a gummy smile? Here is a picture of a (somewhat relaxed) smile. Thanks!
Will Lip Lift Make Gummy Smile Worse?
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Gummy Smile Worse after Lip Lift Surgery
Yes, as plastic surgeons have already stated, an upper lip lift will increase the gummy smile. A lip lift with cosmetic surgery would not be appropriate for younger patients like yourself, whereas lip enhancement with lip injections is generally a better idea.
Lip lift would worsen your gummy smile but botox might improve it.
Botox might bring down your upper lip so that you have less of a gummy smile but the lip lift would make it worse. Sincerely,
Lip lifts can increase a gummy smile
Your gums already show above your teeth so a lip lift will only make this worse and therefore would be a mistake in your case.
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Lip Lift Is Not The Answer
At this point, when you smile you show a small amount of gum tissues and your teeth are short. A lip lift would definitely make this situation worse and you would develop a really gummy smile. Botox may be an alternative that would help with your concerns.
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