Can The Mouth Corners Be Lifted After A Subnasal Lip Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a very long upper lip. My teeth was not showing when I smiled. Then I had a bullhorn lip lift 2 times. The middle Part is now perfect but the mouth corners are too low in my opinion. This gives me a sad or uninteresting face mpression ff I do not mmile slightly.

In your opinion would the upper lip ook more harmonic If the lateral corners were lifted?

A:A subnasal lip lift affects the central 2/3s of the upper lip which becomes fully apparent when it is done twice, creating vermilion show disproportion. Lateral vermilion advancements would be the only to make for more proportionate vermilion show from one mouth corner to the other. Although be aware the effect of these lip procedures will make the upper lip fuller (more vermilion show) than the lower lip.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon