What Can I Do About An Overdone LipLift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I highly admire your work and love how you are also available to answer questions of patients in the community. I wanted to ask you specifically about the lip lift procedure. I got one done 8 weeks ago but the philtrum is protruding and the lip, especially the middle part looks too hicked up compared to the sides. I’m trying to hide from the world and have high hopes that the weird look is due to residual swelling ? I saw a reply you made to another patient with a similar issue and you mentioned the lip would most likely drop around two mm within the next few months? Also stretching the lip would help ? Thank you so much for your time and attention to this.

A: A lip lift works by the removal of skin…which makes it an irreversible procedure. But like all things lifted there is some partial relapse or settling that will occurs up to six months after the surgery. Stretching can only help that process.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana