Mouth & Lip Surgery

Author: Dr. Gordon Sasaki

The mouth and lips undergo many changes with aging. The upper lip lengthens, sags, and thins with fading of the lip roll. Wrinkles appear and lipstick smears or feathers. The corners of the mouth droop and furrow, creating the “marionette line.” The lower lip undergoes similar thinning with loss of its lip roll and develops a horizontal groove. At his Pasadena plastic surgery practice, Dr. Sasaki offers both a nonsurgical solution to aging lips using fillers to improve the aging appearance and surgical options, which have longer lasting results: upper lip lifting and corner lifts.

Upper Lip Lift

A lip lift is a surgical procedure designed to elevate the sagging upper lip . During this procedure, the surgeon shortens the lip by removing a small ellipse of skin under the nose-lip junction, creating a fuller mucosal show. The wavy scar is camouflaged by the shadowed crease between the nostril and the lip.

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Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki

Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Few plastic surgeons can match Dr. Sasaki's combination of expertise, compassion, and experience. He's a distinguished educator and a renowned innovator whose work and research have influenced a generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Sasaki will work with you to make the improvements you desire.

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Corner Lift

The corner lift elevates the downturned corners of the mouth. This procedure changes an unhappy appearance to a more serene look. The surgeon performs this procedure by removing a small triangle of skin above the corners of the mouth.

Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call  (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.

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