A comprehensive guide to upper lip aesthetic rejuvenation

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 Apr;18(2):444-450. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12881. Epub 2019 Mar 12.


The authors of this review present a comprehensive assessment of the techniques and indications in the treatment of the long upper lip. Setting aside the maxillofacial malformations, the review is focused on senescence as the most frequent etiology. A graphical reminder of the anatomical entities and of the upper lip proportions allows optimal preoperative planning. All current treatment options, from fillers to surgical excision and dermabrasion, are reviewed and summarized in order to provide an overview of each technique's expected results and contraindications.

Keywords: aesthetic surgery; facial cosmetic surgery; rejuvenation; senescence; upper lip.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology*
  • Cosmetic Techniques / standards*
  • Dermabrasion / methods
  • Dermabrasion / standards
  • Dermal Fillers / administration & dosage
  • Dermal Fillers / standards
  • Esthetics
  • Humans
  • Lip / anatomy & histology
  • Lip / physiology*
  • Lip / surgery
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Rejuvenation*


  • Dermal Fillers