Hi, I am a 20 year old female that is lacking confidence due to my thin lips. It makes my face seem out of proportion and I really strive to sort this out. I understand the lip lift is not a common procedure, however I cannot find an alternative. I am concerned as a lot of the before and after pictures show little effect and I want a large difference due to my top lip being virtually invisible. I would love if someone could indicate whether I could achieve the look I want with this procedure.
Would a Lip Lift Achieve the Look I Want? (photo)
Doctor Answers 5
Dr Dhaval Patel Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Chicago Hoffman Estates Oak Brook
I think the best way to see if you like the lips augmented is to try it out with saline first. This will just last a few hours and then will be absorbed.
You have a situation wherein both lips are very thin, the upper lip projects much further than the lower lip and you have a receding chin. Both lips could be augmented as well as the chin. I prefer silicone implants. The lips could be further augmented later with various fillers including fat.
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Based on the pictures posted, the lips are very thin. I would advise my patients to have fat graft to the lips, it feels more natural. May have to do it twice to achieve the results I want.
Do not recommend lip shortening.
Permanent lip implants can make such a big improvement in one's self-esteem.
Enlarging your lips would make such a big improvement and doing it with the permanent lip implants for roughly $1500-2000 per implant would be so worth it. It is easy to undergo and you can drive yourself home since it is done under local anesthesia. Sincerely,