Best options for my lips? (photos)
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The only sure-fire way to increase the amount of vermilion is with V to Y advancements of the internal mucosa to the outside. I usually add fat at the same time.
The lip lift operation is a wonderful operation in the right patient. The right patient is one who has no significant amount of upper teeth showing when they open their mouth, as well as having an overly long amount of "white lip" from the base of the nose to the mouth. And there are certain measurements we use to check on this.
In addition, we can occasionally produce some advancement, augmentation and rotation of vermilion show with this procedure. Since the V to Y advancements lower the red lip, a lip lift is a perfect operation to compliment the results. Also, neither of these two procedures produce that dreaded "duck" look!
Finally, you are correct in thinking that a rhinoplasty may make your upper lip look longer. Narrowing the tip could exaggerate the apparent length of your lip, and tip elevation will definitely show more of your lip.
Lower lip imbalance with the upper lip
The best option is an in person evaluation with an experienced surgeon with extensive work on faces. Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid based fillers can be helpful and has some reversiblity in it. Often times, limited amounts of filler placed strategically over time can create a more natural appearance than a large amount of filler in one setting.
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Hyaluronic acid is actually a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. But dermal fillers used for cosmetic procedures use HA from bacteria to avoid the risk of allergic reactions.
One of the reasons why these fillers look extremely natural is because of their ability to hold large amounts of water as they bind to the collagen & elastin in your skin. This helps create a more seamless integration and overall result.
Examples of hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm & Restylane. Juvederm has a slightly different consistency compared to Restylane and tends to easily diffuse into the injection site.
The thinness of your upper lip will not contribute to “duck lips,” but the use of too much product will. A good doctor will be able to determine how much filler to use for achieving a natural looking volume. (175 words)