EXPLORING CORNER LIP LIFTS WITH DR. HAWORTH

Corner lip lifts

Corner Lip Lifts are designed in order to elevate an otherwise drooping outer corner of the mouth. Patients often complain of constantly looking angry or sad compounding their aging appearance. However, young patients can also have downward turning corners of their mouth that they may have had ever since they can remember. Dr. Haworth performs 3 versions of the permanent lip lift.

Candidates

The most appropriate candidates for lip reshaping and fat transfer are patients who have:
  • A desire for more permanent results than temporary injectable fillers (which only address volume anyway)
  • Lips that have become thin, inverted, shapeless or sagging with age
  • Had other facial rejuvenation surgeries and want their lips to sync up with the rest of their face
  • Had a rhinoplasty and find that their upper lip is too long
  • Naturally unbalanced lips
  • Naturally thin, inverted or flat lips that are nearly invisible, imparting an angry expression

Those who already possess ideally shaped lips but desire a bit more plumpness may only need added lip volume. Our practice offers both temporary (injectable filler) and permanent (fat transfer) augmentation.

TRADITIONAL OUTER CORNER LIP LIFT

This has a near invisible outer scar located inconspicuously along the outer most corner of the red border of the upper lip. The surgery can be done under local anesthesia and involves 2 layers of stitches placed with the aid of magnification to minimize any scar. A singular outer stitch is removed in 5 days at which point makeup can be worn. Recovery from this surgery is minimal at worst.

Surgery Information

SURGERY DURATION: 30 minutes
ANESTHESIA: Local
SUTURES: 2 layers of stitches placed with the aid of magnification to minimize any scar A singular outer stitch is removed in 5 days at which point makeup can be worn

RECOVERY TIME: Minimal

SCAR HEALING: A near invisible outer scar located inconspicuously along the outer most corner of the red border of the upper lip becomes indiscernible after about 2 weeks. Makeup may be worn after the stitch is removed.

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MEDIALIZED EXTERNAL LIP LIFT

This also has a near invisible scar which can be performed under local anesthesia. This surgery not only elevates the corners of the mouth, but increases the red lip visible on either end of the upper lip. It also decreases any displeasing downward slope the upper lip takes as measured from its center. In other words, it is quite powerful in its ability to change the shape of the upper lip, giving unprecedented control to the surgeon. Despite its apparent simplicity, this surgery can be very challenging to even an experienced surgeon since it requires extraordinary detail to execute symmetrically and with pleasing results.

Surgery Information

SURGERY DURATION: 1 hour
ANESTHESIA: Local
SUTURES: 2 layers of stitches placed with the aid of magnification to minimize any scar A singular outer stitch is removed in 5 days at which point makeup can be worn. Sutures are removed within 7 days

RECOVERY TIME: Minimal

SCAR HEALING: A near invisible outer scar located inconspicuously along the outer most corner of the red border of the upper lip becomes indiscernible after 2 – 4 weeks. Makeup may be donned to conceal the fresh scar as soon as the stitch is removed.

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AN INNER ONE (DEPRESSOR ANGULI ORIS-DAO RELEASE)

This is reserved for younger patients or for those with drooping outer lip corners but no folding, wrinkling or skin sagging below the corner of the mouth. The surgery divides a small muscle through an incision just inside the cheek. All sutures are dissolvable therefore none need be removed.

Surgery Information

SURGERY DURATION: 30 minutes
ANESTHESIA: Local or IV sedation (“twilight sleep”)

SUTURES: All sutures are dissolvable therefore none need be removed.

RECOVERY TIME: Minimal

SCAR HEALING: No visible scarring since all the incisions are done inside the mouth.
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