Can an upper lip lift improve the asymmetry of my lips (i.e. lift one corner up more than the other)? (Photo)
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Upper lip asymmetry
Thank you for your question.
I can see from your photograph that you have an upper lip that that is slightly long with respect to the dimensions of the remainder of the lower face, in particular the length of the lower lip to chin, so a lip lift would be a good way to enhance the balance of this area. In terms of asymmetry, yes it would be possible to undertake an asymmetrical lip to try to equalise the level of the corners of the mouth but this would require meticulous planning. I think that this would certainly help you with your concerns but I could not say about how it would be stable in the longer term. The position of the corners of the mouth is more strongly determined by muscle pull and arrangement than by pure lip length and so I would think a more detailed assessment to determine why your lips are like they are would help to inform any surgical plan.
I hope that this was helpful.
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