Upper Lip Lift as a Complementary Technique in Facial Rejuvenation
The lip lift is a relatively easy and controlled surgical procedure that has a long-term effect and may be modified to each patient’s facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. The descent and enlargement of the upper lip depend on the gravitational effect, weakness of collagen bundles and elastic fibers in the skin, and diminution of bone structure. In order to achieve a better result the lift lip can be combined with others complementary procedures such as a fat injection to obtain fullness and give the vermillion eversion and rolled dermis graft under the philtrum columns for height enhancement and illusion of narrowing. This procedure may be performed under local anesthesia or as a part of full face lift.
KeywordsComplementary Technique Nasolabial Fold Dermis Graft Facial Rejuvenation Vermillion Border
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