Dermal fillers get a lot of attention, and for good reason: the volume-adding injectables are ideal for patients who want to make some cosmetic changes to their face, but aren’t quite ready yet for surgery. Fillers are not, however, ideal for creating a fuller, more youthful smile by plumping up a thin upper lip. A lift is.
Lifts are certified facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Stanley Jacobs’ specialty, given that he routinely performs brow lifts and eyelid lifts, and pioneered the face-revitalizing SynergyLift™, Serial VectorLift™, and MiniLift.
Dr. Jacobs developed each customized facelift in the San Francisco Bay Area through years of extensive research and careful application. He has made the study of facial aesthetics his life’s work, which is why he can confidently say that an upper lip lift is far superior to injections of fat or fillers intended to return a more youthful shape to a mouth that is changing shape.
Lip lines, thinning lips, and an increasingly obvious inward curl of the upper lip are signs of an aging face, all of which can be made more obvious as added volume from a dermal filler further pulls the upper lip down and away from the nose.
A simple, cleverly-hidden incision can allow the doctor to eliminate a small amount of tissue and provide an upper lip lift that smooths out wrinkled skin and raises the lip into a higher position for a natural-looking youthful smile that shows off plenty of dazzling teeth. The results last much longer than a temporary dermal filler, and the entire procedure takes only 45 minutes.
In addition to the shortening effect, an upper lip lift also rolls the lip outward to create a youthful pout (you’ve seen it on just about every young model) and re-emphasizes a natural Cupid’s bow shape.