A lip lift is likely to benefit those with previously fuller lips that have thinned with time with little of the “red” surface of the lip visible.
This may be for a number of reasons most commonly, age-related.
As patients get older, the area on the upper lip including the skin and muscle may begin to elongate due to gravity, resulting in a gradual decrease in the volume of the upper lip, that then looks thinner.
Those who wear lipstick may notice that less can be applied and so contributes to an aged look.
The signs of ageing include the various structures around the face drooping, so once a youthful face with the inverted triangular shape with most mass around the cheeks, shifts to the triangular structure with more emphasis at the bottom of the face, near the jawline.
One of the most effective ways of demonstrating this is to compare photos of the patient in their early 20’s to the present.