There are three main methods, filling with foreign material or the patient’s own tissue, surgically reshaping the lips and changing the shape of the patient’s smile.
1- Lip Injections: These could either be filler materials or the patient’s own tissue, and are used to give the lips a fuller look while keeping the natural shape of the lips.
2- Lip Operations: There are two basic surgical methods. The first involves making incisions inside the mouth and filling the fleshy parts of the lips with material, increasing their visibility. The second method, used on patients with thin lips and those who have a larger than necessary distance between their lips and nose, lifts the upper lip. Neither method leaves any scarring.
3- Changing the smile’s shape (Mona Lisa Smile; Canine Smile): The shape of a person’s smile is actually their most important signature. It is the sign of sincerity, trust and joy. The lips and teeth have to be in suitable positions for a good smile. A canine smile is where the upper lip rises in a way which exposes the canine teeth before the full smile. Although it can look pleasant on some people, it is generally not wanted by many. The Mona Lisa smile is where the corners of the mouth are pulled up and out, and the upper lip is raised to show the upper teeth. It gives a calm and sincere vibe, and can be created with Botox. Moreover, dentists who also perform aesthetic procedures can recommend a solution to people whose smiles expose too much of the gum.