Am I A Good Candidate For A Lip Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, ‘m 27 years old. I’m considering a surgical lip lift. My biggest concern is the length of my philtrum and the thickness from a prominent cupid’s bow (I think). Overall, I feel I have a large imbalance to my lower face and only see a mile long philtrum when I have a resting face. I’ve tried a lip flip botox and lip fillers in years prior, which made it worse. I had all filler dissolved a while back. I also had Invisalign a few years ago and wear my retainers religiously, so my teeth shouldn’t be the issue either.

A: You have correctly surmised that with your very long upper lip that only a subnasal lip lift can help. But with a thin lateral vermilion show the subnasal lip lift would need to be done concurrently with lateral vermilion advancements to avoid an A frame lip deformity.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon