Q: Can Rhinoplasty Make my Upper Lip a Little Bit Bigger?

I have a dropping nose and it really pull my upper lip down when I smile. Can Rhinoplasty improve my upper lip?  I think that what I need, to make my upper lip a little bit bigger to keep my face looking good. I have the feeling Im the only one with this kind of problem.

A: Choose a Lip Procedure to change the look of the lips - Not Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can influence the appearance of the upper lip and make it look longer, however it does not actually increase the height of the upper lip. If you were to undergo rhinoplasty surgery, your surgeon would most likely rotate the nasal tip upward and shorten you hanging columella. The combination of these two techniques will give your lips a more enhanced or longer appearance.

IF however you are not concerned with the appearance of your nasal tip and columella, you can simply have a surgical lip procedure or hinjectable fillers to alter the appearance of your lips. Since there are several ways for physician to achieve an attractive, natural looking lip enhancement, the best way to address your concerns is with a face-to-face consultation. Most plastic surgeons offer simulated video imaging so that you can see your anticipated results after having a lip enhancement procedure.

Best of Luck!

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon