See this 64-year-old female who underwent surgery at our center to improve the facial effects of aging – front right view
Grandmommy Upper Lip Lift
GMommy upper lip lift is a procedure that has been specifically created to address the drooping of the upper lip. All these clients experience drooping of the upper lip as a result of advanced aging. Grandmas will typically complain of a less prominent lip that is sagging and covering their upper teeth. Coverage of the upper teeth has been termed loss of incisor show. Grandmas often complain that their upper lip appears too long and no longer aesthetically proportionate.
What is the GMommy Upper Lip Lift?
The GMommy upper lip lift involves the strategic positioning of an upper lip tuck to eliminate skin redundancy in the upper lip. What makes this excision unique is that it is hidden along the lower aspect of the natural junction between the nose and the upper lip. This incision is shaped like a gull wing, or shape of a flying bird. It travels just under the contour of the lower nose prominence where it meets the upper lip skin.
It is critical to repair this incision using plastic surgery closure techniques that minimize scarring. Plastic surgery requires use of interrupted subdermal stitches with 5-0 PDS and running simple skin stitch with 5-0 Prolene. Your plastic surgeon must remove sutures at one week in order to avoid any railroad tracking. Additionally, prompt topical silicone cream application and scar management is critical for the GMommy upper lip lift since the incision line is in the center of your face and noticeable for any observers.