A youthful mouth shows about 2mm of teeth when the mouth is open and relaxed. As some people age however, the upper lip can elongate over time, hiding the upper teeth, and the upper lip can tend to curl inward, making it appear thinner.
Recovery and results
Pain and swelling are moderate and are managed with prescribed medication. Patients are encouraged to follow a soft food diet and not to talk with a wide-open mouth for about a week after surgery.
After healing, the mouth will be returned to a more youthful look with a shorter upper lip that allows part of the upper teeth to show naturally when the mouth is open. A more youthful, natural pout will also be restored, as the upper lip will be turned slightly outwards.