Lip Lift | Montgomery
As we age our lip becomes longer and the red portion of the lip (the vermilion) tends to become less prominent. Often times, less tooth show is visible on full smile. This results in an aged appearance. For these individuals a lip lift is a better solution than HA fillers. Fillers will tend to lengthen the lip, decrease tooth show, and need to be redone at 6 month intervals. Depending on your examination sometimes a small amount of fat transfer will be combined to ensure a natural balanced upper and lower lip.
The procedure itself utilizes an incision that wraps around the lower contours of the nose in a bull horn pattern (as seen seen in the diagram above). Intervening skin is removed and meticulous suturing is undertaken. Sutures are removed at 1 week. if fat transfer was planned a small cannula is used to insert your own micro fat into the lips. Social downtime is typically 7-14 days. The incision line can remain red for the first few months, however it can be covered up with make up. Final result and incision healing is normally appreciable by 6 months.