My lower lip protrudes more than my upper lip. What's a safe long term solution to have them equal? (photos)
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Thank you for your question. I suggest that you move forward with a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Your medical records with the recent teeth correction, as well as the in-person examination can provide you a roadmap to achieve your desired result. Fillers and injectibles are often used to create more uniformity of the lips.
Fillers like Restylane or Juvederm Ultra can be used (internal, philtral columns) and are good to create a fuller lip, but you could also use implants or fat for a more permanent solution. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer
Fat transfer to the lips is a predictable long term solution for relatively permanent change to your lip. I prefer fat transfer to implants because it is natural. Although, lip implants are also a permanent option, they can extrude or become infected. I recommend injection inside the lip and philtral column.
Hope this helps.
Javad Sajan, MD
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I would simply inject a small amount of filler to your upper lip to create the natural balance. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
My lower lip protrudes more than my upper lip. What's a safe long-term solution to have them equal?
Thank you for sharing your question and photographs. The most common non-surgical approach would be to use a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler such as Juvederm or Restylane to increase the projection and size of your upper lip. Once an appropriate amount of volume to augment your upper lip is known, fat grafting can be performed to offer a more permanent solution. Without being able to see your philtral columns with your full beard, augmentation is your own personal preference. Hope this helps.
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