Revised question: am I a good candidate for lip lift and would this be a good idea before PermaLip implants?(photo)
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What is a lip lift?
A lip lift is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the contours and borders of the lips through reshaping techniques. The procedure increases the prominence of the red coloured area that is adjacent to regular skin (vermillion border) - similar to some of the pictures you provided that you liked.
Because everyone’s lips are different there are two procedures that can be done to lift the lips.
- Central lip lift: This procedure shortens the upper lip and moves the vermillion border up to create volume in the upper lip. Central lip lifts are performed by making a small incision under the nose where it will be hidden.
- Down-turned corners: This lip lift focuses solely on the down-turned corners of the mouth and also begins with a small incision. The difference is that this incision is made on the side of the mouth so that the surgeon can manipulate the corners into a more pleasing position.
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