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do lips grow as you age?
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Yes and no: During active growth, birth to the end of skeletal and soft tissue maturation, the lips do grow, in relation to the jaw to which they are attached. As one passes through their third or fourth decade, tissue fluid and particularly tissue elasticity are lost and the lips actually thin or "recede". Look at aged people and you will notice wrinkling & a more sunken appearance to the middle of the face.
Answered on Aug 3, 2017
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