How Can I Increase The Skin Length Of My Upper Lip?

Q: Dr. Eppley, As a male I would like to increase the length of the skin of my upper lip as I find it too short. How could this be done?

A:You can not increase the actual external skin length of the philtrum. What you can do is roll out the internal mucosa of the upper lip (V-Y mucosal advancement) which can effectively bring down the central part of the upper lip smile line. This could also be combined with a lowering vestibuloplasty, all of which is designed to bring down the inner portion of the upper lip to cover tooth show at rest.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana