Surgical correction of an elongated white portion of the upper lip has grown in popularity recently. As with all Facial Plastic Surgery procedures,
Dr. Tamplen takes a scientific approach to direct the ideal treatment for every patient.
When you see Dr. Tamplen for a lip augmentation consult, he will perform a detailed physical exam and go over all available options with you.
Sometimes thin lips are caused by a simple lack of volume and filler can treat this beautifully. This is especially true in younger patients.
However, sometimes the white portion of the upper lip can elongate with age or have increased length naturally. When this is the case, filler injections to the lips may not be adequate to create an attractive shape. Therefore, it is important so see an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Tamplen when considering lip augmentation. If the white lip is too long and an attempt to get significant volume is made with fillers alone, then too much filler will be injected, and the lips will get too full in the anterior posterior direction and look “Ducky.”
In cases where the white portion of the upper lip is too long, a lip lift will be the right choice to create fuller, shapelier, more youthful looking lips in adults of all ages.
What is a
Dr. Tamplen’s lip lift in Scottsdale Arizona and the San Francisco Bay area is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to shorten the distance of white upper lip between the base of the nose and the red portion of the upper lip. Done correctly, this procedure beautifully rolls out the upper lip to create more youthful fuller lips that look elegant and natural.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Lip Lift?
This procedure is a great option for adults with a thin upper lip and a long distance between the bottom of the nose and the red portion of the upper lip. This often happens with age but is also becoming popular among younger patients who want to achieve fuller, poutier, beautiful lips without undergoing repeated lip filler injections.
Dr. Tamplen’s Lip lift in Scottsdale Arizona and the San Francisco Bay area allows for exposure of more of the red lip without over filling in the anterior posterior dimension and the “ducky” look seen from over filling.
Dr. Tamplen’s Scientific Approach
A detailed physical exam will be performed on every patient. The ideal distance between the bottom of the nose and the upper lip is 12 to 14mm in women. This distance can increase by several millimeters with age and sometimes naturally long. Dr. Tamplen can demonstrate what removing different amounts of upper lip will look like in the office so you both can decide on the ideal surgical plan.
Dr. Tamplen meticulously hides the scar in the nostril margin to camouflage and leave his patients with the smallest scar possible
Sutures will be removed 6-10 days later with typically recovery time of 1-2 weeks. The scar will fade over time and the results of fuller lips will be seen immediately.
Can a Lip Lift be Combined with
Dr. Tamplen frequently performs a lip lift in combination with other surgical procedures such as face and neck lifting and rhinoplasty. This can be a very safe and effective way to achieve the optimal results with minimal downtime. Ask at the time of your consult if you are considering combining procedures and he will go over the process with you in detail.
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