Full, plump lips have always been a sign of beauty and youth. Naturally, many people with thin lips turn to lip augmentation to appease their desire for fuller and more defined lips.
Several non-surgical and surgical ways exist to help one get the lips of their dreams. However, although temporary solutions that do not involve surgery, like lip fillers, are trendy, only some are happy with the results. For those who want a more permanent and natural-looking outcome, there is the “lip lift.”
What Is the Lip Lift Procedure?
A lip lift involves reshaping the upper lip to create a more defined and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The method involves removing a small strip of skin from under the nose to lift the upper lip and expose more of the pink portion of the upper lip, also known as the vermilion border.
How Does a Lip Lift Gives the Illusion of Bigger Lips?
A lip lift can make your lips look bigger by increasing the amount of visible pink lip tissue, creating a more pronounced and defined upper lip. By removing a small strip of skin from under the nose, the upper lip is lifted, and more of the pink portion of the upper lip is exposed. This augmentation raises the cupid’s bow, making it more defined and the lips appear fuller.
What Other Enhancement Can a Lip Lift Provide?
A lip lift can improve the look of the philtrum, which is the vertical groove between the nose’s base and the upper lip. The philtrum can become elongated as we age, contributing to a less youthful appearance. A lip lift can reduce the look of a long philtrum by making the space between the nose and the upper lip smaller.
Who Is a Candidate for a Lip Lift?
People who would benefit from a lip lift have thin or uneven lips, a big gap between their nose and upper lip or want their lips to look younger and more defined. However, a lip lift is a surgical procedure, so consider whether it is the right choice for you. For example, those with a history of keloid scarring or hypertrophic scarring and those with extra-full lips might be better suited for non-surgical lip augmentation options.
During your first consultation with Dr. John M. Anastasatos, you can discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals. Then, he will help you determine whether a lip lift suits you. Contact Los Angeles Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.
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