Around The Mouth Surgery
The board-certified plastic surgeons at The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery are pioneers in refining and restoring the area around the mouth, which includes lip lift. Dr. George Weston, Dr. Robert Sigal, Dr. Byron Poindexter and Dr. Christopher Knotts have each pioneered many new and innovative techniques for addressing those fine lines and wrinkles in and around the mouth.
It is certainly no secret that as we age we begin to see our lips thin and lose the voluptuous volume they once had. Lines and creases begin to appear around the mouth especially at the corners from years of smiling, laughing and an occasional frown.
Using incisions that can be cosmetically hidden at the corners of the mouth, our plastic surgeons are able to smooth out and fill most problem areas. Combined with other facial rejuvenation and refinement options, such as eyelid surgery, a chin or cheek implant, Fraxel™ Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic, your face and the area around your mouth can be restored to a youthful more natural appearance.
Around the Mouth, Laugh Lines and Lip Lift Surgery
1. Distance between your upper lip and nose increases
2. Upper lip thins out
3. Corners of your mouth turn down
The doctors at North Virginia's plastic surgery center can address each of these areas of improvement with the latest techniques and may recommend a combination of surgery and skin care during your consultation.
Lip Lift Procedures (Perioral)
Other procedures may include adding fullness to your lips and filling in the lines around the mouth. This is done with either a fat transfer or filler such as JUVÉDERM®, or Resurfacing of Perioral (lips). Skin resurfacing using Laser or other techniques may be recommended for long term improvement of wrinkles or lines around the lips and mouth. Your doctor may possibly recommend doing both the resurfacing and filler/fat transfer together.