The upper lip lift is a great and often overlooked operation when it comes to lip aesthetics. If your upper incisors are hidden by your upper lip when your lips are slightly parted then shortening/lifting the upper lip can nicely correct this and at the same time it will roll the upper lip out and this will create a fuller lip with more pout. The lift effect loses some of its effect as the incision ends out by the ala but usually this area is lifted anyway due to the central lip pull. So although it's likely that the outer upper lip will be lifted some your surgeon won't be able to guarantee that it will be enough for you. If you need further lip lifting towards the corner of the mouth then additional filler may improve that area more. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
recommend the standard lip lift procedure that does 3 things. First, it shortens the distance between your
nose and upper lip. Second, it rolls out
the upper lip creating more fullness. Third,
it increases your incisor show. The
incision can be designed to take more skin lateral to provide upper pull to the
lateral corner of the mouth. This is a
simple operation that takes approximately 15 minutes to do in the office under
local and costs $2,000.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.