Pucker up with a lip lift!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Tricia Stevens

Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson may be admired for their acting, but these two beauties also have the most desired puckers. As you age, the lips lose volume and their shape, making you looking older or even sad. Manhattan facial plastic surgeon Sam Rizk, MD, says, “Lips play a crucial role in the appearance of the face. Changes to the perioral region that occur due to aging can cause the lips to appear thinner, with a flatter profile and less curvature.” To correct the signs of aging lips, Dr. Rizk has developed revolutionary Lip Lift procedures to give lips a more youthful look.

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Types of Lip Lifts:

Gull-wing lip lift
This type of lift involves a “gull-wing” (M-shaped) incision along the vermilion (border) of the upper lips to extend the border of the lip.

Bull-horn lip lift
The bull-horn lip lift is performed to shorten the distance between the upper lip and the nose. During this type of lip lift, the incision is placed at the base of the nose.

Corner lip lift
This lip lift procedure involves an incision at the oral commissures (corner) of the upper lip to correct a drooping outer corner of the mouth, which can result in a ‘sad’ appearance.

Italian lip lift
The Italian lip lift is similar to the bullhorn lip lift except that it involves two incisions at the base of each nostril instead of one long one.

For more information on this procedure, you can visit DrSamRizk.com.

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