Reducing Midfacal Length With Lip and Corner of Mouth Lift?
Q: Dr. Eppley, My midface (pupil to lip corner) is a bit too long for my liking. (aka long midface) I know that shortening the nose could help, but I am wondering if a lip and mouth corner lift could have a significant affect in shortening the midface? Could the mouth corners perhaps be lifted as much as 10mm and the upper lip 5mm if ones philtrum is around 15mm in length ? Could a cheek lift maybe also help with lifting the mouth corners?
Thank you for your time!
A: In answer to your long midface questions:
1) A subnasal lip lift can have some influence in making the midface looks bit shorter.
2) A corner of the mouth lift can not be done at the 10mm elevation level and would not make the midface look shorter.
3) A cheek lift can never raise the corner of the mouth n any sustained manner.
Dr. Barry Eppley