Perhaps because they have represented far more than simply a facial aesthetic feature. Despite changes in our perceptions of beauty, the desire to have well defined full bodied lips remains. This has led to the development of various cosmetic treatments to enhance one’s lips.
There are various treatments available to rejuvenate the upper lip region. These include non surgical and surgical measures. The decision to proceed with one or the other should be largely determined by the underlying problem, otherwise the desired goal will not be achieved.
The following table outlines some common problems affecting the upper lip and treatments that may be suitable for addressing such changes. Please note that the following table should serve as general information, and each individual case needs to be assessed with formal consultation and treatment planning.
|Lip rhytids||Peels, laser, dermabrasion, Lip lift|
|Lacking volume or lip show||Dermal filler, Lip lift|
|Long upper lip||Lip lift|
|Poor teeth show||Lip lift|
As we can see from the above table, an excellent way of enhancing one’s lips and reversing the signs of lip ageing is by way of lip lift surgery. A lip lift procedure can also be readily undertaken in our clinic on an outpatient basis.
The main goal of lip lift surgery is to enhance one’s lip shape and contour. It can also have a significant rejuvenating effect by correcting age related changes in the upper lip, such as lip thinning and lip elongation.
The size and shape of our lips are genetically determined. The ideal position of the lip has also been previously described in the literature as lying along a horizontal plane dividing the lower third of the face into a 1/3:2/3 ratio. This is shown in the diagram to the right.
Important lip landmarks are outline below:
Lip lift surgery can readily address these unwanted changers. The procedure can be readily performed in our clinic or in hospital as day procedure.