I had a lip lift in 2006 and wanted to share my good experience with the procedure.
I naturally have nice "big" lips...but I felt the distance between my nose and upper lip was alot. Didn't like how I could not see my teeth when I parted my lips. And to be honest, I am quite thin with a narrow face and I figured by lifting my lip, somehow it would not make my face look so long and narrow.
My doctor explained the scars will be minimal and they will be underneath my nose. I made an appointment right away.
The entire procedure was less than an hour and I was awake during the whole time. They stitched me up and sent me home. I did not experience much pain. Although I was VERY swollen. My cheeks, nostrils and lips were HUGE...LOL.
Below are photos before & after. I gotta say, I look different...My face literally changed for the best! I was quite surprised how much my face changed. It doesn't look as narrow...
Now, the scars did remain for a long time. I actually went back to my doctor almost a year after and (nicely) told him how I did not like the scar it left underneath my nose. My doctor was very kind and actually gave me several laser treatments underneath my nose(at no charge).
One other thing to keep in mind, the corners of the mouth aren't necessarily "lifted" just the upper lip.
I am VERY happy I had the lip lift procedure! I was 37 years old at the time(I am now 41).