Volume Loss, Not Just ‘Sagging,’ Causes Upper Lip Aging

February 12, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Close-up of middle aged woman puckering her lips

Researchers have discovered a new contributor to upper lip aging – volume loss. As we age, the upper lip lengthens and the soft tissue thickness decreases. The lengthening and thinning of the upper lip leads to a loss of volume. Studies show that this occurs at the “alar nasolabial fold” (the lines running from the base of the nose to the corners of the lips) – the area that gives the lips a “sagging” appearance. These findings suggest that plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures are beneficial for facial rejuvenation.

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