- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 67-year-old woman wanted to rejuvenate her face, and underwent a surgical lift of her lower face and neck. Dr. Fishman also performed a surgical upper lip lift to rejuvenate her upper lip. With age, the upper lip commonly grows longer, and the red part of the lip becomes less full and visible. The patient is shown 6 months after lip lift surgery, with excellent healing and a natural, elegant treatment result.
About Lip Lift Procedure
Age, genetics, and sometimes a previous history of lip filler treatments can lead to an overly long white lip (the skin between the bottom of the nose and the red lip border) and too-short height of the red lip (the part of the upper lip where we place lipstick). This creates disharmony within the facial balance, can make the face look too long or sad, and can lead to an unnatural or aged appearance of the face and mouth. A lip lift procedure shortens the distance between the nose and upper lip and helps to contour greater volume within the upper lip; this is a powerful treatment to bring balance to the mouth and lower face. Commonly performed in combination with a facelift and lip augmentation with fat grafting, a lip lift is an effective way for the carefully selected patient to put her best face forward.