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Ask An Expert > Brent Moelleken Message Board > Can the upper lip be shortened without any scarring.

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RESPONSE FROM DR. JAIME CALOCA  September 12, 2009 12:02 AM

There is a way to make the upper lip seem shorter that does not involve surgery or scars. This is done with Artesense, a collagen and PMMA filler that can plump up the upper lip and therefore make it seem shorter by aestetically everting it (giving a pleasing upper lip in the process).

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Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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Upper lip lift  September 16, 2009 2:54 PM

There is an excellent procedure for reducing the upper lip length. The upper lip lift is extraordinarily technique dependent, and the results range from subtle and beautiful to horrific, depending on how the procedure is done.

There is a graphic of the procedure on our website:

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sacramento, CA
United States
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upper lip  October 13, 2009 6:45 PM

Hello, if you mean shortened horizontally the answer is NO. If you mean "closer to the nose", i.e. shorten the height of the white upper lip then it CAN be done but only with surgery, either via a sub-nasal (under the nose) incision or along the vermillion/cutaneous (pink lip/skin )junction.
The scar should heal imperceptibly over time in approx. 90% of time.

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Plano, TX
United States
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Surgery will produce scarring but minimal  January 10, 2010 9:37 AM

Anytime you cut the skin, there will be scarring. With upper lip shortening, the incision is made under the nose and the scar heals and hides quite nicely.

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Miami, FL
United States
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  February 4, 2010 3:55 AM

No not really but the scar is usually hidden inside the roll of the lip. See 3 boarded plastic surgeons in your area to discuss in detail. From MIAMI



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