- Dr. Inessa Fishman
This 70-year-old woman felt she looked aged, sad, and tired after going through several difficult and stressful years. She had had a previous facelift surgery many years ago, and was bothered by jowling and loose skin in her neck. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman treated her with a revision deep plane facelift and deep plane neck lift, lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and an upper lip lift. The patient is shown with excellent healing at just 3 weeks after surgery. Her scars and outcome will continue to soften and improve over the next 6 months.
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.