Do you worry about the amount of your mouth’s gums that show when you smile? Do you think that your gums are the first thing people notice about you when you smile? If you answered yes, then the topic of this blog might just be the answer you’re looking for! This procedure has helped countless patients regain the confidence of their smiles by simply moving their top lip down further over their teeth – an easy enhancement to improve the appearance of the smile and restore their self-confidence. Are you wondering if this procedure can help you, too? Keep reading to learn more!
During the procedure, your smile professional will make a small cut inside the top of your lip in order to remove a very small amount of tissue. In doing this, your lip will heal to a position further down your gum line which will help reduce the amount of gum that appears when you smile. The safe procedure takes less than an hour and is most commonly performed under local anesthesia. Although you may have stitches to ensure proper healing, most patients find the procedure relatively non-invasive.
After your procedure is complete, it’s typical to experience some minor swelling. This swelling is expected as your body sends healing signals to the procedure area, but you can rest assured that it will subside in a short amount of time. Application of ice packs to the area will help control the amount of swelling that you’ll experience. The total healing time is generally outlined as two weeks, during which you may experience some minor discomfort when you laugh or smile. Try to be aware of this limitation so you can experience healing as quickly as possible.
Do you still have questions? If so, you’re not alone. One of the most common questions we get asked is, “Is lip re-positioning right for me?” Although every patient’s needs and experiences are different, a professional consultation with us will answer this question and more! If you feel that your personality has been stifled because you don’t laugh or smile as much as you’d like to, now is the time to learn more about this important procedure! Call our office today to set up an appointment for a consultation with a member of our experienced staff — and get back on track with a confident smile!