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Will a Lip Lift Change My Nose?

The mouth is a focal point of the human face. People look at the mouth when speaking, laughing, smiling, and also as a sign of sexual attraction.

For this reason, the lips signal a lot about a person. This is why the lip lift is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S.

In this article, industry-leading plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera addresses one of the patients’ most common concerns when considering a lip lift—will a lip lift change my nose?

What are the Benefits of a Lip Lift?

A lip lift procedure extends the vermillion border of the lips—the pink, fleshy part that covers the teeth. The vermillion border is what makes the lips attractive due to the thinness of the skin, which makes the blood vessels sit close to the surface.

When blood rushes to these vessels, the lips can appear red and flushed, a common sign of sexual arousal. This is why extending the vermilion border with a lip lift has appealing aesthetic results.

A lip lift achieves this by shortening the space between the upper lip and the nose – and as the procedure is performed close to the base of the nose, there is a chance that a lip lift can alter nasal aesthetics.

Does a Lip Lift Change the Nose?

The upper lip’s skin and the nose’s base are very closely linked. As such, if a plastic surgeon doesn’t have the appropriate skills or experience, a lip lift can distort the appearance of the nose, particularly the base and the nostrils.

However, this only occurs when a lip lift is done poorly.

A proper modern lip lift, performed by a trained, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon, should have no impact on the appearance of your nose.

The modern lip lift technique allows trained surgeons to focus on rolling back the skin above the lips and beneath the nose. This minimizes the amount of tension on the nasal base, eliminating the potential for changing nasal aesthetics.

Lip Lift in San Antonio, TX

When considering any plastic surgery, it is essential you consider not only your desired aesthetics but also the surgeon performing your operation. The results from your procedure will almost entirely depend on the surgeon’s competency, so you must choose wisely.

With this in mind, there is a risk of changing the nose in lip lift surgery, but this risk is eliminated by working with a highly trained, skilled professional surgeon.

Dr. Barrera is one such surgeon. With professional recognition, years of experience and patient testimonials, he prides himself on his patient satisfaction and the personalized, caring approach he takes to dealing with each and every patient on their own unique individual basis.

Simply call (210) 468-5426 or fill out Dr. Barreras’ online form to discuss how we can improve your life today.