Upper lip covering upper teeth at rest 3 months after rhinoplasty. What are my options?
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Stiff lip after rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question. We often hear from patients that their upper lip feels stiff and even looks a little lower than before. Most of the time this resolves by 6 months. I would wait a year after surgery before doing any type of lip lift. Good luck with your recovery.
You Want to Consider Lip Lift
You are describing perfectly a hanging upper lip. Injectable fillers will likely not help you.
A lip lift with incision hidden right in the crease at the nose base is the procedure of choice in these situations. There are a few patient examples available in my profile.
Lip changes after rhinoplasty
Given that you are only 3 months from your surgery, I would wait and allow the tissues to completely heal. The body takes one year to form a mature scar - the nose and lips are no exception. If this still persists after one year, then a lip lifting procedure may give you the result you desire. But until the one year mark passes, it will be too early to tell.
Best of Luck!
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