As we age, it is common to gain volume in areas of the body where it is least welcome, such as the hips and abdomen. With the lips, the opposite is true. Lips lose their fullness and “pout” as the skin sags and loses collagen, the natural protein that keeps our facial features looking smooth and vibrant. How much and how fast this occurs depends in part on environment and lifestyle, but mostly genetics.
Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular as a convenient way to add fullness to lips and erase wrinkles near the mouth. Dermal fillers require just a few office visits, or sometimes a single injection session. For many clients, experienced Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami recommends a permanent solution: upper lip lift. Here, Dr. Ghavami explains the benefits of lip lift, along with other effective options.