Cosmetic surgery of lips[upper, lower, or both] includes variety of procedures listed below:
1. Lip Shaping
2. Lip Enhancement / Augmentation
3. Lip Reduction / shaving / Thinning
4. Lip Lengthening
5. Lip Lift Italian
6. Bullhorn Lip Lift
7. Sub Nasal Lip Lift
8. Oral opening correction
9. Lip Reconstruction
10. Smile Enhancement
11. Aesthetic smile improvement
12. Short Lip with Gummy Smile
Attractive lips on beautiful face is the choice and need of ladies.
Unhappy with the lip shape, patient will tell what minor correction or shape change she desires to have. Lip Shaping Cosmetic surgery is done under local anesthesia with or without sedation.
Lip Enhancement / Augmentation
If she/he have very thin lips, desires for fuller lips, Lip surgery is done by using fat injection or by use of implant.
Procedure is usually done under local anesthesia.
Lip Reduction / shaving / Thinning
Some patients have thick or much fuller lips. To avoid their embarrassment, Lip reduction or lip shaving is done. This procedure is carried out by removal of excess tissue from an internal incision, done under local anesthesia with sedation.
Wide oral opening is a concern for many patient. This effects the way they smile. For cutter, attractive smile with a killer slant - Oral opening correction is done for Smile Enhancement.
Reconstruction of lips may be required in cases of injuries or trauma, or after surgical excision of a lesion. Depending upon the site and extent of the lip loss, plastic cosmetic surgical work is tailored from a variety of techniques.
Lip Lift- Italian Lip Lift - Bullhorn Lip Lift – Gullwing Lip Lift - Corner Lip Lift – Lip Augmentation
With the advancing age upper lip loose their fullness and lack of support make lip to hang covering the teeth. Some patients have such long lips since birth.
Many procedures are available for the Patients having thin lips. Depending upon the need surgeon can choose from variety of lip lift procedures.
Italian Lip Lift has two separate incisionsjust near the nostrils. Incision is smaller than Bullhorn lip lift. This is used where lip hang is not much.Distance between nose and lip is reduced by removing skin piece.
Bullhorn Lip Lift also known as Subnasal lip lift– this operation elevate upper lip revealing broader smile. Volume of upper lip is improved.The incision placed is hidden in the natural curves under the nose. This procedure can be customized to elevate the central lip or corners of the lip.
A tiny strip of skin and tissue is removed, the muscle tightened, and the upper lip is raised to its new position. With this lip lift, scar is virtually undetectable.
Gull Wing Lip Lift incision is a long incisions near the lip margin on upper lip. Skin strip is removed, leaving a long visible scar. Therefore this procedure is seldom used.
Corner Lip Lift: For patients having a sad look because the outer corners of their lips turn down corner lip lift provide answer, where a skin triangle is removed; so that the lips turn up slightly in a more youthful manner.
Short Lip with Gummy Smile:
This is an embarrassing condition. Upper lip should cover the gums. Surgery is done under local anesthesia, under the lip to achieve upper lip lengthening. This relieves the embarrassment of gummy smile.