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The Advantages of a Lip Lift in Phoenix

Posted on April, 06, 2024 by Dr. Paquet in Lip Surgery, Surgical Procedures,

Today, there are more choices available than ever when it comes to lip augmentation. If you’re considering enhancing your lips, you have dermal fillers, Botox, implants, and much more to choose from. The lip lift is one option you might have heard of, and it’s worth knowing that it may be one of the best options for your goals. Here’s what to know about the lip lift with Dr. Christian Paquet and how he can help you achieve fuller, more proportional lips.

What is a Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that lifts the upper lip to reveal more pink area and shorten the space between the upper lip and the nose (philtrum). During the procedure, Dr. Paquet removes a small piece of skin to shorten the distance and cause the upper lip to flip upward. The skin is typically removed just under the nose to conceal any scarring. The result is a more balanced look to the lower face, including the lips and nose.

Who’s a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?

The lip lift is unique because it can benefit patients who don’t otherwise find good results with other lip augmentation options. Other lip augmentation options, such as fillers, simply add volume without addressing the underlying cause.

The best candidates for a lip lift are aging patients. As we age, collagen breaks down, allowing the skin to sag. This becomes apparent in the upper lip, which tends to roll downward with age and appear thinner. This also extends the philtrum, causing it to appear longer and out-of-balance. The lip lift can reverse this phenomenon, creating a younger look. Patients can also have this appearance genetically, making them good candidates for the lip lift.

What are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?

You can find many benefits to the lip lift over other options. Here are just a few:

  • Long-lasting results: Although fillers can be a great option for lip augmentation, they only produce temporary results, requiring repeat appointments. A lip lift, on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that produces long-lasting results.
  • Better tooth show: In patients with a longer philtrum, the upper teeth may not always fully appear when smiling. A lip lift can allow more of the teeth to show, creating a more balanced smile.
  • No fillers: Some patients aren’t good candidates for fillers, sometimes because of allergies or past negative reactions. Some patients simply don’t want fillers or implants, meaning in either case, the lip lift is a good option.
  • A more youthful look: In aging patients, fillers or implants don’t lift the lips upward – they simply add volume. This can lead to an unnatural look, especially if the philtrum isn’t shortened. The lip lift can restore a more youthful look by reversing the effects of aging.

Lip Lift in Phoenix, AZ

If you’re interested in your lip augmentation options, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon is the best place to begin. To learn more, contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Christian Paquet, Phoenix’s premier facial plastic surgeon.

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