Written by Frank P. Fechner, MD
We notice many facial changes during the normal aging process: the cheeks get smaller, jowls develop, creases and lines show up and the lips change. Lip changes can be quite upsetting to woman making rejuvenation of this important aesthetic area a common goal during facial enhancement. Common treatment options include resurfacing to improve these vertical wrinkles and volume enhancement to restore lost lip definition. In addition, some patients develop an elongated upper lip: the distance between nose and red lips increases covering more of the front teeth. This is where a lip lift can help: access is gained from just underneath the nose and 2 or 3 millimeters of lip skin is removed. A better balance can be achieved in the incisions usually heal very well.
See a patient example here.