Have you wondered whether placement of hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane© in the lips can impart a more voluminous and youthful appearance to your lips? Have you wondered how this compares with a surgical lip lift? The lip lift is a procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation to address specific aesthetic concerns of the lip that lip filler cannot. See a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon if you have concerns about your lips.
Lip Lift versus Lip Filler
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
The Lip Lift Can Address What Lip Filler Cannot
The red portion of the upper lip loses height and volume as we age. Some individuals are born with thin, deflated lips. Lip filler can re-volumize deflated lips. However, lip filler cannot increase the height of the red lip without projecting it, potentially resulting in a “duck-lipped” appearance. In addition to the red lip, the area of the lip between the red lip and the base of the nose lengthens as we age. This can be worsened by overfilling the lip with hyaluronic acid. The lip lift can be an excellent option to improve the height of the red lip and restore a “pouty” appearance to the lip by reducing the overall length of the lip to a more youthful length. The incision is hidden in a natural crease at the base of the nose.
Lip Filler Can Complement the Lip Lift
It is important to note that while the lip lift can address aesthetic concerns lip filler cannot, this does not prevent you from receiving hyaluronic acid filler in the future to re-volumize a deflated lip as demonstrated in the before-and-after images below. In fact, hyaluronic acid filler can be a wonderful complement to the lip lift.
The above patient underwent a lip lift followed by lip filler in order to balance her bottom lip volume with her top lip.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about your lips.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute direct medical advice. It is essential that you have a consultation with a qualified medical provider prior to considering any treatment. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss any potential benefits, risks, and alternatives to the treatment.