Corner lip lift surgery; options?
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Options for Corner Lip Lift
Thanks for your question! Your explanation is clear. While lip lift very commonly refers to the area between the nose and upper lip, the term can also be used to describe what you are referring to. I call it a commissure lift or a corner of the mouth lift. This is a very common procedure for women who feel the corners of their mouth turn down at rest. This can be corrected in an office setting under local anesthesia by removing a small triangle of tissue from above each corner of the upper lip. The area is then tightened and the incisions are closed with fine sutures, which will be removed in a week. Although this will result in small scars, they will improve over time and can be covered with makeup shortly after the procedure. Another option I would suggest is botulinum toxin injected into the muscles that bring the corners of the mouth down. This can weaken the muscle and result in a softened look.
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