Lip surgery is one of Dr Bart van de Ven’s specialties. The techniques developed to make the lips of transwomen more feminine, are actually techniques that can also benefit the aging women.
As our faces age, so do our lips. The oral region tends to droop and sag. Volume loss is only part of the explanation for this phenomenon, degradement of the structure of the skin and its supporting tissue are as important. Lip surgery is an important part of a facial feminization surgery.
The male face typically has a long upper lip with little or no visibility of the upper teeth.The youthful female face is characterized by a shorter distance between the base of the nose and the upper lip with more visibility of the teeth. It is a typical feminine trait that also characterizes youth, as opposed to the upper lip drooping and covering up your teeth which characterizes the aging process.
In order to have youthful, sensual lips, we now know that shape is far more important than volume. Augmentation of the lips with a filler only addresses the volume problem. An increasing numbers of our patients are seeking beautification through reshaping. It also offers the distinct advantage of being a permanent solution.
Dr Bart van de Ven performs the following lip reshaping procedures: