Your lip is not long, and does not need shortening. I yet have to see a lip shortening scar that I liked, or did not need revision.
Correcting Balance of Upper and Lower Lip
The main purpose of the lip lift is to obtain the correct balance of the upper and lower lip, gain more vermillion show and be able to see 2-3 mm if incisoral show with a modest smile while the mouth is slightly opened. It is important to access the dentition before any lip lifting. If the front teeth are very short and the lip length is in the correct balance then maybe a dental approach would be more appropriate. Classically, however, there is usually lack of incisoral show when the upper lip is long. Remember also if a significant lip lift is done centrally a corner lift procedure most likely will be required to balance the amount of vermillion or lip show.
Thank you for question and sharing your photo. A lip lift procedure would be ideal to shorten the distance between your upper lip and the base of the nose. It is a simple office-based procedure, often done with local anesthesia and can help you achieve more teeth show when you smile as well as more lip show. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs lip lifts as part of their practice.
Lip lift and tooth show while smiling
Measure the distance between the base of the nostrils and the red part of your lip. If it is more than 1.5 centimeters you could get a good result.
If you hold your mouth slightly open and the upper front teeth don't show, lip lift would definitely help.
Check out the video below and the web link for more info to see if you are a good candidate.
Lip lift not a good idea to help smile
I would strongly caution you against having any type of “lip lift” procedure. At best, it will probably make your gums too visible. Most likely, surgery of this nature will produce an unnatural and perhaps a deforming appearance. Your pictures indicate that you are pretty with nice features and a nice natural smile. This is your anatomy. I recommend that you try to accept your good looks.
Lip lift may potentially help with an enhanced show of your upper teeth. However the scar which is placed under you nose is often very visible. Also other forms of lip lift will leave scars that can be highly disturbing. In addition,an under bite may be the cause of this. The latter can be corrected by orthognatic dentistry.
According to this picture the distance between you lip and nose appears smaller and therefore I would be somewhat reluctant to advise a lip lit. Your vermillion and mucosa seem relatively larger and a lip reduction could help show more of your teeth. Another problem could be the inclination of your teeth. I would discuss this both with your dentist and plastic surgeon.
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