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Will a Lip Lift Help my Smile?

when i smile and talk you can barely see my upper front teeth. I was told that i have a long upper lip but that a lip lift wouldn't help my smile because it is more dependent on the way my facial muscles pull rather than the length of my upper lip...any advice?

Doctor Answers 3

Lip Lift

Lip motion and teeth show is a function of the multiple muscles involved in the smile. Alip lift may cause the teeth a slight show, but you will have to accept a scar at the base of the nose. Consult an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.


Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Upper lip lift

A lip lift, specifically a bull's horn type lift, may expose more of the central upper teeth (incisors). It will no lift the outer corners unless a corner lift is done. A corner lift will not generally produce more "dental show".

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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