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Subnasale Lip Lift Surgery in San Diego

This case presentation highlights a fairly uncommon upper lip enhancement procedure termed a subnasale lip lift. This is a procedure that is requested by patients who are looking to shorten their upper lip to create a more balanced appearance to this region of the face. Patients considering a subnasale lip lift have an elongated upper lip when measured in the vertical direction. By shortening this segment, the upper lip can be enhanced in terms of the amount of pink (or red) lip showing as seen from the frontal view. The incision is placed in the junction where the nose meets the upper lip, which allows the scar to be well hidden. This particular patient from San Diego, CA is a great example of what can be accomplished with this type of cosmetic lip enhancement procedure and demonstrates how well the incision can heal. An upper lip lift is typically done under local anesthesia in the office setting with less than a week of downtime. If you or someone you know is considering an upper lip lift, contact our office today to learn more about this procedure. To see the full series of before and after photos of this patient’s subnasale upper lip lift use this link here. To learn more about the subnasale upper lip lift, use this link here.