Lip lift - muscle hemming vs skin? (Photo)
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#lip contour and shaping , #liplift , facial contouring
Thank you for your question and photo!
The lip shape is dependent on the shape of your whole face and the shape of your teeth and dental arches. There is no precise number and the technique should involve a good fixation of the lift so that the surrounding structures are not affected.
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Trevor M Born MD
Correct approach to lip lift
There is no right/wrong answer - different surgeons use different techniques to get good results.
- A lip lift removes the excess skin - based on careful measurements, the look you want and the length of your lip.
- The muscle beneath the lip need not be altered.
- The key is removing the correct amount of tissue.
- The muscle can be sutured to the nasal base - but I find this distorting.
Hope you find this information helpful.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes.
Subnasal Lip Lift
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What does a lift lip entail? Muscle? Skin only?
Lip lift is not a common procedure and for this reason, much confusion can be found out there... i.e. it is mostly an unknown technique to most surgeons (not taught in plastic surgery school).
#LipLift usually involves removing a few millimetres of skin at the base of the nose. This will evert the skin and lift the upper lip by 1-2 mm.
I usually add a suspension of the upper lip muscle to the strong nasal base cartilage (not to the columella as it is a weak cartilage). Suspension to the strong cartilage will not change the nose appearance.
After reviewing your pictures, you would also benefit from a lip corner lift as the outer parts of your upper lip are becoming inverted and are disappearing. It is also a simple procedure.
Finally, you might consider #juvederm, #restylane or fat grafting to replenish some volume.
#Cost varies depending on the technique(s) required. Recovery is simple with stitches in place for about 5-7 days. #Recovery is a bit longer if fat grafting is performed.
Hope this helps!
#DrMarcDuPere, #Toronto board-certified plastic surgeon