There are many reasons why patients are dissatisfied with the appearance of their lips and want a lip procedure. Many women want a more upward curvature in their lip shape or lips that will reveal their teeth when they smile. Others lack volume in their lips and desire more plump, sensual or youthful lips. If you are unhappy with the way your lips look, a plastic surgeon can help.
Lip Lift: This is a procedure that elevates the position of the lip to create a more youthful and relaxed smile. Your plastic surgeon may either choose an upper lip lift or a corner lip lift depending on your needs and preferences. Patients of all ages can benefit. If you have the following symptoms, ask your doctor about a lip lift:
- your teeth do not show when you smile
- long space greater than 1.5 cm between the nose and the red border of the upper lip
- thin, flat lips
- permanent frown
Lip Injections: This is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure to increase lip volume, giving patients fuller, plumper lips instantly. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be safely injected into the lips and around the mouth. The most common lip fillers contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body. A skilled plastic surgeon carefully controls your lip volume with fillers so that you do not end up with a “duck lips” appearance. You can expect results to last up to six months before gradually decreasing.
Regardless of the lip procedure you choose, it is important that you select a board certified plastic surgeon to perform both surgical or non-surgical lip enhancement. Dr. Talei is known for sculpting beautiful, natural lips using the safest and most innovative techniques available. Lifting and volumizing your lips can truly frame your smile and create an instant attractive and youthful facial appearance.