Will My Upper Teeth Be Noticeable When I Smile After A Lip Lift?

A lip lift is a cosmetic procedure that is ideal for those who are looking to reshape the contours and borders of their lips for more fuller and pronounced lips and a nice smile. A lift lip can increase the vermillion border, the red coloured area above your lips, if this is not already well-defined. A poorly defined vermillion border can make your lips look thin or give the appearance of simply being a straight line with no contours. A lip lift is a safe procedure with quick recovery time.

Exposing Upper Teeth

Candidates for a Lip Lift:

  • Those with a long upper lip or down-turned corners
  • Those wishing to improve show of teeth
  • Anyone wishing to reduce appearance of age lines and smoker’s lines

How Does a Lip Lift Work?

Depending on your needs, two procedures may be performed:

  • Central Lip Lift: This shortens the upper lip and moves the vermillion border up to add volume to the upper lips via a small incision under the nose.
  • Down-turned Corners: This lift focuses on improving down-turned corners. The incision is made on the side of the mouth.

Will my Upper Teeth Be Noticeable When I Smile After a Lip Lift?

If you are concerned that your teeth are not visible when talking, which you might see as unattractive, a lift lip can make your upper teeth more noticeable when you smile. The problem with the lack of visible teeth is due to an imbalance between the length of the upper teeth and upper lip.

However, some people might have the opposite concern: that after their vermillion border has been reshaped, they may have a “gummy” smile. Generally, an upper lip lift will increase a gummy smile, especially if your gums are already visible when you smile. However, in some cases, botox can be used to bring down the upper lip and therefore reduce a gummy smile.

If you are young and are unhappy with your lips, lip augmentation might be a better alternative for you to consider. Lip augmentation is used to create fuller and plumper lips through a simple injection of derma fillers.

Cosmetic surgery is often associated with increased confidence and an increased sense of well-being. Patients are usually very happy with their results. If you are interested in having a lip lift or lip augmentation, contact our team of experts today for more. Dr. Fouda Neel is Board Certified and honest and open communication with his patients is one of his top priorities.

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