As we age the distance from the bottom of the nose to the top of the upper lip gets longer, and the upper rolls under and looks smaller. When we are young, several of our top teeth are visible with the lip in its resting position. As the lip drops through the years it will eventually cover all of the upper teeth at rest. Dermal fillers can restore some of that volume, but they can’t shorten the distance from the lip to the nose. A lip lift procedure involves a small incision under the nose, removal of excess tissue, and closure of the incision to lift the lip into a more feminine and youthful position. We can also restore some of the upper lip shape and add volume to the upper lip by recycling some of the tissue that was removed into a plumping graft and placing that back into the lip.