Lip enhancement has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, thanks in large part to the rise of social media and the desire to always be caught looking your best. Regardless of whether or not your dissatisfaction stems from the aging process, where the lips thin with time, or from naturally thin lips, these augmentation procedures can boost your confidence by providing you with luscious lips that blend perfectly with the shape of your face, giving you naturally beautiful results. There are multiple ways to achieve lip enhancement, including temporary injectable fillers (such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®), vermillion lip enhancement, or the increasingly popular technique known as the subnasal lip lift.
What Is a Subnasal Lip Lift?
A growing number of Dr. Pontell’s patients are requesting the subnasal lip lift as their preferred enhancement technique. Although it is not as widely known as some other forms of augmentation, such as fillers or permanent implants, the subnasal lip lift is the ideal way to achieve the look of a fuller upper lip without the use of any foreign materials. Instead of injections, the subnasal lip lift is just that: a lift. During this procedure, Dr. Pontell makes an incision between the upper lip and the base of the nose and removes a small strip of skin. Once the incision is closed, the top of the upper lip will naturally pull up, revealing a greater amount of the “pink” of the lip.
The majority of patients who choose the subnasal lip lift instead of another form of enhancement desire the procedure because of the natural results it brings. For patients who dislike the appearance of their thin lips but do not want to look overdone, the subnasal lip lift is the ideal choice. With this procedure, you are not altering your appearance with foreign materials; you are using what you already have to the best of its ability. By lifting the top lip, your lip will appear naturally larger, more defined and sculpted, and in balance with your surrounding facial features. Not every patient wants the look of pillow lips. Instead, they are looking for more natural enhancements that will boost their confidence and self-image.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your thinning lips, contact Dr. Pontell today by calling 610-688-7100 to set up a consultation.