With age, the lip area develops several aging-related issues. Lines and wrinkles, thinning, and sagging all contribute to a depressed and worn-out look. While there are many popular plastic surgery procedures out there, most of these will not do anything to help the appearance of the lips. However, if you’re feeling self-conscious about your lips, you’re in luck – a lip lift may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Valentine Anguloplasty

A lip lift, also known as Valentine Anguloplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that is highly effective for rejuvenating the appearance of the lips, giving your face a more youthful appearance. It works brilliantly to correct the sad and grumpy look that tends to appear on most people’s faces in their early thirties and often worsens with advancing age. The surgery is called Valentine Anguloplasty because of the tiny heart-shaped incisions made at the corners of the mouth.

Why Valentine Anguloplasty?

The Valentine Anguloplasty can be used to correct a variety of issues. It can lift the downward turning of the corners of the mouth, lift the vermilion region in the upward direction, and correct an overly long upper lip.

Below are some of the reasons why people consider getting a lip lift surgery:

• Thinning of the lip vermillion
• Fine lines and wrinkles in the lip area
• Drooping of the nasal tip
• Lessening of bony support in the face
• Shrinking of the columella-labial angle
• Disappearance of the lips’ natural pucker
• Lengthening of the upper lip

How It’s Performed

Valentine Anguloplasty is performed on an outpatient basis in a clinical setting. It requires the administration of local anesthesia and focuses specifically on the mouth area. After the region is numbed to any pain or discomfort, the surgeon performs a skin excision in the particular region where your lip meets the skin.

In a lot of cases, Valentine Anguloplasty surgery is done in conjunction with other minor procedures. Soft-tissue fillers can be injected into the lip lines and lips to add volume and smooth out the area. Some of the more commonly used fillers for this procedure include Juvederm and Radiesse.

Lip skin resurfacing treatments and chemical peels are other available options to complement this procedure. With these procedures, dead and damaged skin cells are removed from the area in order to make room for the growth of new skin cells. This aids in erasure of lines and wrinkles.

Some patients choose to pair Valentine Anguloplasty with chin augmentation or reduction of the gap between the base of the nose and the upper lip. These surgical procedures change the proportions of the facial features in order to improve the overall balance of the face.

Arrange a Consultation to Learn More

It is best to consult an experienced plastic surgeon in order to get the best results for your lip lift. If this procedure sounds like the right option for you, contact our office and arrange a consultation. Dr. Adil Ceydeli, a skilled double-board-certified plastic surgeon, has a great deal of experience with Valentine Anguloplasty and will be happy to answer your questions.