During the aging process, changes occur to the face and mouth that can result in a less pleasing aesthetic appearance for patients. The upper lip begins to thin out and elongate, which results in an “aged” look when smiling. Many people turn to fillers to rectify this problem, however, they tend to accelerate the effects of aging. A lip lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is performed to shorten the area between the nose and the upper lip, called the upper philtrum. When the upper lip is shortened, the teeth are shown more when a patient smiles or speaks and helps restore a healthy-looking appearance. A lip lift has a significant impact on cosmetic dentistry, from how many teeth show when speaking or smiling to how a person’s “V” and “F” sounds come across. A lip lift is a relatively simple outpatient surgical procedure that results in little to no scarring.