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is there a procedure to rejuvenate the lip line and improve the jawline and neck?

Q:

I have some vertical lines on my upper and lower lip, not very deep but they tend to bleed when wearing lipstick.  I also had a Botox procedure that seems to have changed my lip line on the lower left side.  My lips don't look quite as even as they used to.  Can this be corrected?  I would also like to improve my jawline with I guess a necklift.  My neck is becoming a large turkey neck.  Is a necklift the way to go?

A:

There are many ways to treat fine lines of the upper lip: lasers, chemical peels, and dermabrasion.

It sounds like you need a facelift, much of it directed toward your neck.  The easiest thing to do is to dermabrade your lip at the time of the facelift, but the other options mentioned would also be helpful. 

Bruce K. Barach, M.D.
Schenectady, NY

A:

You have two different, though related problems.  Both are a part of aging of the face.  The easiest treatment of the lip is with the use of a Hyaluronic Acid filler.  This can recreate the fullness of the lip edge and erase many of the lines.  The jowl is best treated with a facelift that also corrects the neck. 

A:

You have mentioned several concerns in your question.  You first need a thorough examination to determine the anatomy of the lips, face and neck.  These findings will provide a basis for selecting an appropriate treatment for you.

The lip lines you described often can be improved with Botox alone, but may also require a filler or resurfacing technique for the static wrinkles.  The Botox effects are temporary and so your pre treatment appearance should return if no additional treatment is done.

Your jawline and neck are best treated with a facelift, at which time a LASER or chemical peel resurfacing procedure for your lip may also be done.

See www.plasticsurgeryofny.com for more information.

 

Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
New York, NY

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A necklift may be the right operation for you, although a facelift may also be a nice option.  You can also consider liposuction to remove any additional fat in the neck area when having a face or necklift.  As far as the Botox, you may just have to wait for the effect to go away.  You can always try a dermal filler into those lines or a resurfacing procedure like dermabrasion or laser. Talk to a plastic surgeon in your area.

Scottsdale, AZ

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Improving the Jaw and Lips – Obviously, correction of deep vertical lines in the lip can be corrected primarily with laser resurfacing and deep filling and can be done concomitantly with the face and necklift which is commonly done to have one operative procedure.

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