How Do You Fix An Overdone Lip Lift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a lip lift done last year in which 11 mm of skin was removed from my philtrum, which was 24 mm, and I’m wondering if there are any procedures that could be done, for example tissue expansion or skin grafting, that could add some mm back to the philtrum. 

I scar pretty well so I’m willing to risk a potential scar to restore the proportions and function of my face and philtrum.

A: There is no lip lift reversal procedure…short of a skin graft which would produce unacceptable scarring. This is why in a lip lift the amount of tissue removed should be cautiously done as there is going back. You can always do more but never can less be done.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana