Lip Augmentation & Lift

When Laurel turned 65, she noticed that her lips had taken on a puckered look. “I look like I’ve just eaten a lemon!” she exclaimed during our consultation. Laurel had always been proud of her full and sensuous lips. She had no illusions of ever looking like she was 20 again.

“I’m comfortable in my own skin,” she said, but the puckered, thin and long upper lip with its downturned corners didn’t reflect the happy and vivacious person behind them.

“Even when I smile, my lips don’t!” she complained.
Laurel’s surgical lip lift, along with fat injections and laser resurfacing gave her a natural look that honoured her age while restoring her beautiful smile.

This patient had a lip lift and augmentation.

This patient had a lip lift and augmentation.

Rejuvenation of the lip and chin area using fat injections, a lip lift and laser treatment.

Rejuvenation of the lip and chin area using fat injections, a lip lift and laser treatment.

This patient’s lip lift and laser treatment resulted in a much smoother and rejuvenated appearance.

This patient’s lip lift and laser treatment resulted in a much smoother and rejuvenated appearance.

As we age, the elasticity of our skin and its supportive elements diminish, resulting in deflated, long and narrow lips with fine lines. The corners get pulled down and create an angry and old appearance.

Lip augmentation, lift and resurfacing produces a natural result when performed together.

There are two main treatment options for the lip:

Soft treatment (non-surgical) – Such as injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, or natural fat filler, and/or laser to resurface the skin. After a few treatments, the effects may begin to last longer and become more permanent.
Lip fillers and treatment with HA products are provided on the day of consultation. They usually leave no bruises as they are done from inside the lip.

Surgical treatment – involves lifting the lip by removing a few millimeters of skin from the top part of the upper lip in what is known as a bullhorn technique. This surgery can be performed in combination with fat injections and laser.

This blog post is an excerpt from Dr Barnouti’s book “Your Guide To Modern Plastic Surgery: How To Enhance Your Natural Beauty And Avoid A Plastic Surgery Disaster” which is available now on Amazon.