Candidate for corner lip / smile lift? (photos)
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The lip lift is a simple and excellent surgical option that can be done under local anesthesia for improving the red to white lip ratio with or without the use of injectable fillers. The subnasal lip lift results in an increase in the vertical height of the red lip, preserves the delicate anatomy at the lip border, and improves the red to white lip ratio in a predictable fashion. In experienced hands, lip lifts heal extremely well and, if performed properly, should end up as an unnoticeable line at the base of the nose. Fillers are often inappropriately used in isolation to increase the vertical height of the red lip, and may result in the now often seen ‘‘duck lip.’’ Fillers can be used to help lift the downturned corners of the mouth but this is a temporary solution. A more direct and long lasting solution is a corner of the mouth lift. Both the corner of the mouth lift and the lip lift are simple and excellent surgical options that can be done under local anesthesia. In order to determine if this procedure is best for you, a proper physical exam is necessary by a board certified facial plastic surgeon
Lateral Lip Lift
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