When some patients smile, they show an “excessive” amount of their gums. Sometimes, this can be corrected by an esthetic crown lengthening procedure. However, in cases where this procedure does not correct the display, then a lip repositioning procedure can be done.
Traditionally, patients would need jaw surgery to correct undesirable gum lines; however, these surgeries can be expensive and require long recoveries. Lip repositioning is a great alternative to BOTOX® and Le Fort 1 surgery. This is a minimally invasive soft tissue surgery to achieve less gingival display and a fuller upper lip.
During the procedure, Dr. Ali M Arastu removes tissue from the inner side of the upper lip to expose the area. The upper lip is then sutured to a lower and more appealing position. This is a single procedure that usually requires no follow-up procedures. You can wear your new smile out of our office!
Benefits of lip repositioning include:
- Improved appearance of a “gummy” smile
- Proportionate amount of gums, teeth, and lips
- A fuller upper lip
- Rapid recovery with mild downtime
- No external scarring
- Restored confidence and self-esteem
Dr. Ali M Arastu, our skilled periodontist, offers lip repositioning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to provide patients with the opportunity to achieve proportionate and beautiful smiles. We encourage you to contact Periodontal Consultants today at 215-463-6677 for more information and to schedule your appointment with our periodontist.