Question: Can you explain what a lip lift is? How is this different from lip augmentation?
Answer: A lip lift is exactly what it sounds like, which is lifting portions of the lips surgically. This can be performed through a small incision underneath the base of the nose or it can be performed through a longer incision along the junction between the lip and the upper lip skin itself. In both cases excess lip skin is removed and the skin is then lifted and enclosed with sutures. These can be very helpful for aging-face patients that do not show much upper teeth when they smile. It can add a very youthful appearance and give them a brighter look.