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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.





Before and After - Actual Patient Results

Direct Upper Lip Excisional Enhancement Before and After Photos



Direct Upper Lip Excisional Enhancement Before and After Photos




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

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PATIENT TESTIMONIAL


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Very pleased with every staff member & every step of the surgery process.


02/02/17

Everything was great!!


01/23/17

I was satisfied with every aspect of my care.


01/23/17

Overall, I'm very pleased with my 'new look'.


01/23/17

I have great gratitude to all staff and Dr. Strinden.


11/16/16

Everything was explained clearly.


09/14/16

The entire staff has been nothing but extremely helpful.


01/23/17

Great Job For all The Staff!


09/12/16

A great experience by a fantastic group.


12/30/16

Great experience!


03/08/17

Great experience.


01/12/17

Very satisfied...excellent team!


03/08/17





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