As we age the ongoing effect of gravity tends to lengthen the upper lip.
A lip shortening procedure can correct this. A small incision line is placed directly below the nose where it heals imperceptibly. The down turned corners of the mouth can also be lifted by meticulous excision of skin directly above the ends of the upper lip. The incision lines are placed carefully along the lip margin and in the corner of the mouth and lasered so they become invisible.