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The right & left side of my top lip is uneven in size/shape. How do I fix this and make my lips more even & symmetrical? (photo)

The left side of my lip is full and round and the right side is a much thinner shape especially the bottom half and indented. I also have a "snaggle" tooth on the right side that is more obvious because of it. When I smile with my lips closed, the right side stretches back and down over the tooth and it is very obvious. When I smile with my mouth open, the shape is uneven and shows my tooth even more. Between my lip and my tooth I am very self-concious of smiling and pictures.

Doctor Answers (12)

Fillers for uneven lips

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Lip Augmentation treatment (using a filler such as Restylane) can help even out asymmetry in the lips to some degree. It’s important that you realize that aiming for complete symmetry of any part of the face is often very difficult, if not impossible.Your goal with this procedure should be improvement rather than perfection. It is a quick procedure done in the office that lasts approximately 3-5 months on average. Before the procedure, I numb the area to increase comfort. The lips can be one of the most sensitive areas when injecting. Please note that lips may swell after injection, but this will subside within a day or two. I suggest finding an injector who has years of experience and great patient reviews. I hope this helps!


Pittsburgh Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Fixing your Smile

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Fixing your smile would be a combination of fixing your teeth through a cosmetic dentist and fillers such as Restylane into your lips.  Before getting injected into your lips I would consult an orthodontist since your bite itself may be affecting your smile.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Uneven Filler

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How long ago did you do your filler? It's not uncommon, to experience uneven/assymetrical swelling after filler and can last up to 1-2 weeks for swelling to resolve. If it has been longer than that, I would advise you to see your provider so he/she can either add more filler or dissolve some filler. Good luck. 

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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Uneven lip

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Before getting anything done to your upper lip, it would be advisable to get your teeth corrected first. A temporary result could be Juvaderm injections.

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Fillers for lip symmetry

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Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane can enhance lips and make them more symmetrical.  If you are still unhappy with your smile after fillers, consider consulting a cosmetic dentist for assessment of your teeth.

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The right & lLeft side of my top lip is uneven in size/shape. How do I fix this and make my lips more even & symmetrical?

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I would first use a filler to try and even out the asymmetry of your lips. If still not satisfied than a minor surgery or lip lift operation... 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
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Dental issues causing lip asymmetry

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first of all, she'll good that you have great lips with nice fullness.  They are very attractive

if he wanted to temporarily help them be more even you can use filler conservatively in strategic areas of the lips.

Primarily I would say this is a dental issue that can be corrected.

best of luck
Chase Lay, MD
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Chase Lay, MD
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Lip issues

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First, the tooth needs to be fixed by a dentist because that is probably pushing on your lip a bit. Second fillers can be used to lessen the disparity between the two.

Steven Wallach, MD
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Uneven lip fix

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Hi JB

This problem can be approached using a combination of a lip filler such as Belotero in combination with a small amount of Botulinum toxin on the affected side which would reduce show of the tooth. See a physician well versed in the administration of fillers and toxin.
Good Luck
Dr. Brown

Christine Brown, MD
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Fix for Asymmetrical Lips

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Hi JB.  We would use Restylane to fix the issue.  Adding a bit of Restylane to the right portion of the upper lip should bring the two sides closer in shape and size to create the look you are striving for.  

To see Orange County, CA Restylane before and after pictures, check the link below.

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