Do the corners of your mouth droop down, making you look old or angry even when you’re not? Lip plastic surgery can help correct the muscles around the mouth that give your lips that appearance. It is different from lip fillers (which make lips look fuller but don’t change the downward shape) and lip embroidery (which can color the lips).
This is called smile lip surgery, and it is offered by many plastic surgery SG clinics.
What Happens During Lip Plastic Surgery?
A permanent smile lipt (sometimes called smile lift) doesn’t just involve tightening the skin around the mouth to “pull” up the skin. It is also necessary to weaken the muscles that pull down the lips.
What Are The Risks Of Smile Lip Surgery?
While this is a very tricky procedure, and there is a risk of scarring, there are many Singapore aesthetics surgeons who have performed it many times. They can create a natural smile that doesn’t look cartoonish or strange — you will simply look like you are friendly and pleasant. They will also know how to adjust their technique if you have a small lip, and be careful that the procedure does not affect lip movement so you can still express many different kinds of emotions.
Ask your doctor to show before-and-after photos, or discuss how you will look like after the procedure.
What Are Some Non-Surgical Options?
You can try Botox, which will temporarily weaken the muscles that pull the corners of your mouth down. Your aesthetics doctor will inject it in the outer corner of the lower lip, freeing the upper lift muscles to naturally lift your mouth into a smile. Results will last for 3 to 6 months. You may want to consider trying this non-invasive alternative to lip plastic surgery when you go in for Botox injections on your forehead.