A lip lift is a procedure that benefits patients who desire attractive lips in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County, Florida. It is performed by Dr. Vartan Mardirossian at the Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics fully licensed surgical suite in Jupiter, FL.
How Do the Lips Age?
A common feature of aging is the descent of the upper lip, obscuring and completely covering the upper teeth. This can detriment the attractiveness of the mouth area and betray age. In a young woman, the upper lip is typically 10-12 mm long whereas with age it can increase its length to 20-25 mm. More importantly, in youth, the upper lip often reveals the upper row of teeth in an appealing manner.
How is a Lip Lift Performed?
To counter this flaw, Dr. Vartan Mardirossian performs the lip lift, a facial implant procedure, which restores fullness to the upper lip and displays the teeth in an aesthetically pleasing way. The lip lift and augmentation procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and involve a small incision made at the base of the nose. A variable amount of skin is removed and then the incision is carefully closed. This creates natural plumpness to the upper lip and creates a brighter, more attractive smile. A key result of the procedure and a sign of its success is to show the upper central incisors. Because the incision is made beneath the nose, it leaves behind a virtually invisible scar.
What is Dermal-Fat Augmentation of the Lips?
The skin that was excised during the lip lift can then be prepared and inserted in the upper lip to give it a natural fullness. This dermal fat graft transfers the patient’s own living fat, skin, and soft tissue to enhance lip volume and appearance. By using your own tissue, Dr. Mardirossian can enhance your lips without fear of allergic reactions. Unlike a typical fat graft, the dermal graft limits the possibility of extrusion or re-absorption which can diminish the surgical outcome over time. It is also quite common for patients to combine a dermal fat graft to the lips or the area around the mouth with a brow lift or a facelift where some intact skin is routinely removed. Dressings are unnecessary for this procedure.
Contact Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation with Vartan Mardirossian, M.D., F.A.C.S., to see if this procedure is the right solution for you. We offer lip augmentation and lip lifts to the patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County, Florida.