The lips, like all facial features, can change over time. The skin loses elasticity, wrinkles form and lips can lose their volume. One common issue is a longer upper lip – the space between the nose base and upper lip can increase, and the upper lip can appear thinner. To achieve a fuller, short and more youthful upper lift, a lip lift or enhancement surgery can be performed. Dr. Munique Maia at Maia Plastic Surgery offers lip lift plastic surgery at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.
The upper lip defines the mouth. Aging can allow the lip to droop and lose volume, resulting in a longer and thinner upper lip. The vermillion, or pink, of the lip, can turn inward as the lip droops, revealing only a skinny, flat upper lip.
A lip lift can reduce the space between the upper lip and nose while expanding the pink portion of the upper lip. A small incision can be made (usually at the base of the nose) to access the skin and tissue of the upper lip. Removing excess skin and tightening the upper lip can reduce the space between the nose and lip, as well as reshape and expand the vermillion. This can create a more youthful and sensuous mouth.
Lip Enhancement Plastic Surgery
A lip lift can also be used to increase the volume and enhance the shape of the upper lip. By lifting the lip, the cupid’s bow can become more pronounced, and the upper lip can appear fuller. This can improve the appearance of the mouth and lips for patients of all ages. Lip enhancement can reduce the need for temporary filler injections by providing a long-term solution for thinner lips. A lip lift can be combined with a fat transfer to add more volume and improved definition to the lips.
If you want to improve the shape and fullness of your lips, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule a lip consultation with Dr. Maia at our clinic in the greater Washington, DC, area to discuss the lip lift and lip enhancement procedures we offer.