Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you think that you have a particularly gummy smile? We understand how this can make you feel quite self-conscious. We have a solution for you. When you want a less gummy smile, you can receive a lip lowering treatment from our Beverly Hills dentist.
Who Needs a Lip Lowering Treatment?
A lip lowering surgery is primarily a cosmetic change. The person who is most suited for this type of treatment is someone who would like to improve the look of their smile.
The perfect smile, the many people, includes things such as straight and white teeth, pink gums, and a top lip that rests on top of the gum line.
If your upper lip lifts too high when you smile, it can show a lot more of your gums than you might want. This can make people very self-conscious, and they often find themselves holding back their smiles so that they can hide this.
What is the Procedure for a Lip Lowering Treatment?
When you have an excessive gingival display, meaning too much of your gums are showing, you may be eager to undergo a lip lowering or gummy smile surgery. The procedure is fairly straightforward. Our dentist has been performing these on patients for many years.
The process typically involves making strategic incisions in the upper lip. What these incisions do is prevent your upper lip from moving so high when you smile so that you have it naturally rest lower when you smile.
However, if your gummy smile is not because of having a hypermobile upper lip, the gummy smile surgery may not be right for you. We can discuss alternative treatments such as gum contouring.
What is the Recovery for a Lip Lowering Treatment?
The biggest tip we have for patients who are in recovery from their lip lowering surgery is to take it easy. Avoid any sudden movements with your mouth while your stitches are still in. You do not want to disrupt your stitches.
For the two weeks following your treatment, you are going to likely experience a fair amount of tightness in your upper lip. This is normal and will subside.
The recovery period is pretty simple with a very limited risk of complications. We will of course be checking in with you afterward to see that you are doing well.
Call Our Beverly Hills Dentist Today
You do not have to live with a smile that you are not proud to show off. We are here to provide you with a lip lowering treatment to give you a healthy and beautiful-looking smile. If you are interested in hearing more about our gummy smile surgery, we would be happy to get you set up with a free consultation.
You can meet with our dentist and discuss the pros and cons of the treatment. Together you can make a plan to achieve the best smile possible.