Can I Get A Corner Of Mouth Lift After An Upper Lip Advancement?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I need a corner lip lift and lip revision of the sides of the top of my lip. Unfortunately, this doctor was not experienced enough to do the top sides of the lip lift. As you can see, it’s all crooked and the lip extends over the bottom lip like a lip moustache. 

A: I am not certain how much of your lip concerns are completely correctable. When doing a corner of mouth lift under your circumstances one has to be very careful that in elevating the corners they do not get excessively wider also. (by definition every corner lift makes the mouth wider) It is a good illustration of being careful about merely trading off one problem for another one that is disliked as much as the first one. I would bear that in mind when considering a corner lift/upper lip revision.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana