Gravity, changes in the facial skeleton and ligament laxity can all lengthen the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose, making you appear older than you really are.
While age is the leading cause of a longer upper lip, some people are simply born with one. A longer upper lip also means you show less of your teeth when you smile or talk.
Fortunately, a lip lift can shorten the upper lip, creating a more youthful and symmetrical appearance that will also allow you to show more of your teeth when talking or smiling.
Adding filler or transferring fat into the lip area will only add more volume. In order to shorten the upper lip and increase teeth visibility, a lip lift is necessary.