Does a lip lift cause chin strain? (photos)
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Easy answer: no.
We would not expect any chin strain from a lip lift. I do these procedures every week, commonly in the office under local anesthesia, and we've never had that problem. Find an experienced surgeon and you'll be in good hands.
Lip lift - will it cause muscle strain
Thank you for asking about your lip lift.
- Your lip lift will be fine if it is not done too aggressively -
- A rough guide is to keep the lip longer than 1.1 cm and reduce it no more than 25% of its length.
- Even if it is too short, it will not cause mentalis strain - it can, if made to short, expose the inner wet lip or expose the upper teeth too much or give an unnatural look to the mouth.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
A lip lift should not induce a mentalis muscle strain. With a lip lift the actual lower edge of the upper lip does not move that much upward. It moves far less than the actual amount of skin removed.
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