The upper lip may begin to thin as we age and loose volume as well as appear elongated. This can result in an aged appearance, and when you smile, you may not show your upper teeth as you once did. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt in Cleveland, Ohio is an expert in facial cosmetic surgery that can rejuvenate your upper lip.
As the distance between the bottom of your nose and your upper gets longer, a simple surgery (lip lift or Cheiloplasty) to remove some of this skin will correct this issue. Dr. Goldschmidt may also recommend a facial filler such as Juvederm or Restylane to help provide volume as well as shorten the upper lip. This procedure may be performed either with you awake or under anesthesia. Many patients at the Cosmetic Surgery Center will choose a twilight sedation to be most comfortable. The procedure takes around an hour and is associated with minimal discomfort that is easily managed with ice and some pain medicine.