Will A Lip Lift Make My Face More Attractive?

Q: Dr. Eppley, would a lip lift benefit my facial features and add more symmetry to my face?  Is there any other procedure that would make my features more attractive? How many of lip lifts do you do yearly? Do you have more before and after pictures of this procedure. How much increase in lip size would I achieve with this procedure given I have very thin lips? Thank you.

A: A lip lift can be aesthetically beneficial for those patients, women and men, that have a long upper lip with little accentuation of the cupid’s bow. As a general rule, about 1/4 up to 1/4 of the vertical skin distance can be removed. Women generally want p to 1/3 the distance while men are close to 1/4 to avoid to an over elevation of the cupid’s bow area. Lip lifts are very common in my plastic surgrey practice and I usually perform 1 to 2 lip lifts per month

In regards to other potential facial improvements, I have looked at a tip rhinoplasty with nostril narrowing and buccal lipectomies with perioral mound liposuction. There are are destined to help create a facial slimming effect as your face is naturally more round. I have included these in the attached lip lift imaging projections as well.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana