Can A Subnasal Lip Lifts and Lateral Commissuroplasties Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in the following procedures:
1) Lateral commisuroplasty
2) Bullhorn lip lift

My questions are:
1) Is it possible to have the procedures in the same setting?
2) Are the procedures done under local anasthesia or twilight sedation?
3) What are the costs involved with the procedures?

My main concerns with my mouth are as follows:
1) my mouth is too small (horizontally)
2) the gap between the my nose and upper lip is quite long which i also dont like.

The result I am wanting to achieve is a more aesthetically pleasing, youthful looking mouth. I want to create a fuller appearance to this area of my face to create a balance in my face. Thank you for your time.

A: A subnasal lip lift (aka bullhorn lip lift) and lateral commisuroplasties (mouth widening procedure) can be done at the same time under local anesthesia. These are common office-based procedures done without the need for general anesthesia or IV sedation. They have minimal recovery in regards to pain, swelling and bruising. The scars do take some time to fade sufficiently but can be covered with make-up in the interim. (four to six months)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana