67 year-old 5 months after surgery.
This second patient needed lip injection and a greater lip lift but did not want either.
It is important to overcorrect and remove usually at least 6 mm from the upper lip.
A portion of the orbicularis muscle, under the nose, can also be removed to increase the effect of the lip lift.
The scar can be placed into the floor of the nostril but in cases where there is a well developed roll or ’sill’ in the floor the scar should be placed just below it to avoid distorting the natural anatomy.