What Does an Upper Lip Lift Do?

A close up of the bottom of a young woman's face showing her full lipsThe shape and vertical height of your lips play a significant role in overall appearance and youthfulness. If you’ve always felt that your lips are too thin, or if you’ve noticed that your upper lip has begun to stretch out as you age, then an upper lip lift may be right for you.

The benefits of an upper lip lift performed by Dr. Amirlak include:

  • The incision is hidden under the nose
  • Has the effect of rejuvenating the entire face
  • Creates a sexier smile that shows more teeth
  • Reduces the distance between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip (which is a more youthful characteristic)
  • Increases the amount of pink lip tissue

A lip lift creates a more prominent, shapely vermillion border. This border is where the edge of your lip meets your skin. Many people envy the perky pouts of celebrities and people naturally gifted with full lips. With this procedure, you can achieve the voluptuous upper lip you’ve been dreaming about, permanently.

This lip procedure also addresses the stretching and lengthening of the upper lip that occurs with age. Like all tissue, the lips begin to thin as a result of the aging process. This causes the lips to lose their shape and prominence. The upper lip may conceal more of your teeth as it elongates and descends. This leads to an overall less youthful appearance. The lip lift isn’t like other treatments that only add volume to stretched-out lips. Instead, the upper lip is elevated, thereby decreasing the length of the upper lip and creating a more aesthetically pleasing shape.

How is a Lip Lift Performed?

The lip is lifted with a small incision made directly below the nostrils. Dr. Amirlak will remove a thin strip of tissue, and then suture the remaining skin together, thereby closing the incision. The upper lip is lifted by removing that thin strip of tissue and essentially pulling the lip upward. The results look natural in the hands of an experienced surgeon like Dr. Amirlak.

If you are interested in an upper lip lift performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, please call the practice of Dr. Bardia Amirlak at 972-972-4708. Located in Dallas, TX, Dr. Amirlak performs a wide array of procedures to highlight your natural beauty and achieve your cosmetic goals.

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