After 31 years of practice Dr. Strinden retired at the end of 2019. We have removed the ability to email our office via the website and only phone contact will be available for messages. This website is currently available for education and information. Please use the online form to request your records. You can find it under the resource tab, then forms. Click on medical records release authorization. Please fill out ALL numbered blanks and return the form via fax (936)632-3837, email (, or US mail. Dr. Strinden no longer lives in Lufkin. For patients, there will be a $5.00 fee for copying records for mailing. We will be happy to forward records to any doctor of your choosing. Please allow 4 weeks for processing records requests.

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Direct Upper Lip Excisional Enhancement

What is Direct Upper Lip Excisional Enhancement surgery?

What is Direct Upper Lip Excisional Enhancement surgery?

Direct upper lip excisional enhancement is a procedure in which a strip of skin is removed from the upper lip just beneath the nasal sill and extending to the creases laterally. By removing this skin it elevates the vermilion (red part) of the lip and shortens the upper lip, thereby giving a more youthful-appearing lip.

Similarly, an excision at the lower lip placed directly at the vermilion border which takes a strip of white skin 2.5 to 3 centimeters long and 3 to 5 millimeters wide, centered at the midline of the lip, will roll out the lower lip creating a thicker "pouting" lip, giving a youthful appearance.

It is also possible to perform an excision and transfer of a small portion of skin at the lateral corners of the lips to directly elevate them. This transforms the corners of the lips which are down-turning with age from an angry, scowling frown into a subtle smile at rest.

Am I a candidate for Direct Upper Lip Excisional Enhancement surgery?

Am I a candidate for Direct Upper Lip Excisional Enhancement surgery?

Candidates for direct upper lip excisional enhancement are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions which will impede healing.
  • It is not mandatory to stop smoking for this procedure but smoking does impede wound healing.
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for a direct upper lip excisional enhancement.

Many Procedure Details Excerpted from the ASPS/ASAPS Patient Education Brochures © ASPS/ASAPS 2008

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