What type of lip lift would suit me best, if any? (photos)
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You do not need a lip lift! Your appearance would not be improved by a lip lift!
Your face is slim, your lips full--so absolutely no buccal fat pad removal. You would come to eventually regret this ill-advised operation. Likewise, any kind of lip lift, corner lift, and especially bullhorn lift (I like this operation for the right patient, but you are NOT that patient--you already have tooth show at rest and smiling) is definitely NOT recommended.
If you want more soft, natural, and sensate permanent lip enlargement, consider intra-lip dermal grafts, which would be harvested from an existing scar if you have one, or just above the pubic hair if you are willing to accept a donor site scar. But the results are excellent and permanent (and can be repeated if more enhancement is desired; too-large grafts will not survive), with soft feel and normal sensation (no lumps or hard nodules). Please click on the web reference link below for a couple of my own patient examples who had this procedure, and also click on the laser resurfacing photos for one of my patients who had lip enlargement and laser resurfacing. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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