What Lip Augmentation Procedures Do I Need?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in some lip augmentation procedures. My lips are getting thin with lines above them and the sides of lips are turning downward. So I would also want to have lip enhancement like implants which are permanent. And a treatment to reduce the lines above my lips.  Can I have these procedures on the same day? I have attached some pictures of my lips close-up.

A: Your lip augmentation will require a composite of procedures to get the best overall result. You actually do have some reasonable vermilion height although the upper lip is thinner than the lower. Your upper lip is also very long. Putting these lip issues together the best approach for your upper lip is a subnasal lip lift (to shorten the length of the upper lip), lip implant (for permanent volume), extended corner of mouth lifts (to lift up the corners and to make the tail ends of the upper lip thicker) and laser resurfacing of the upper lip. (to reduce the depth and number of vertical lip lines) These combined lip procedures can be combined with a lower facelift which is commonly done.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana