How Can I Fix My Deep Labiomental Fold?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am mainly looking to fix my lower lip – it looks like I have a wad of chewing tobacco under it.

A: A major contributor to the ‘compressed’ look of the lower lip-chin area is that the chin is vertically short. This makes the enveloping soft tissues become compressed up against the lower lip. (mismatch between the bone and soft tissue. This is also why the labiomental fold is so deep. The most effective treatment would be to vertically lengthen the chin bone which will stretch out the soft tissue to help improve that appearance.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana