The lips are one of the first facial features people notice, creating a lasting impression on others. If your lips are thin or turned downward, it can make you look older, sad or even angry. Aging is the main contributor to thinner lips or a permanent frown. A lip lift can rejuvenate the lips, making them appear fuller and more youthful while creating a more pleasant appearance to your mouth. Dr. Aviva Preminger is a top NYC plastic surgeon who offers lip lift enhancements through her practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Upper Lip Lift
A common cosmetic problem is a thinner, longer upper lip. Less of the pink skin (vermillion) shows, and the space between the nose and upper lift increases. This can be a genetic configuration, but often it is due to lost elasticity in the skin from aging. A solution is an upper lip lift surgery, which removes a small strip of skin between the nose and upper lip. The procedure also elevates the lip, turning more of the vermillion outward. The result is a fuller, shorter upper lip that looks more youthful. The incisions are placed in the crease at the base of the nose to hide them from view.
Corner Lip Lift
Another lip enhancement that can be achieved with plastic surgery is a corner lip lift. If your lips turn downward when your mouth is relaxed, it can make you look unhappy or upset. A corner lip lift can eliminate the perma-frown and give your mouth a happier, more youthful appearance. Depending on the patient and desired results, Dr. Preminger can combine an upper and corner lip lift or add dermal fat grafting to increase volume. Every lip enhancement and lift plastic surgery can be personalized to the patient to create beautiful, natural-looking lips.
If your lips are making you look older than you feel, a lip lift or enhancement procedure may be right for you. To learn more about our cosmetic lip procedures, contact the practice of Aviva Preminger, M.D. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in NYC to schedule a lip lift consultation with Dr. Preminger.