Before and After Lip Lift

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Lip lift is used to shorten the upper lip, improve symmetry of the upper lip, and to increase the projection and vermilion show of the upper lip.  The incisions are concealed at the nose-lip junction centrally and when indicated, at the vermilion-skin border at the corners of the mouth.

This patient had a lip lengthening procedure elsewhere, and was unhappy with the overly long appearance of the lip, and the amount of visible vermilion.  She underwent a central lip lift to reduce the length of the upper lip, and increase the vermilion (she desired a lot of vermilion).  The patient is 5 weeks postop.