Q: I am interested, I think, in some fillers, Botox and perhaps a partial facelift. What I would like to achieve is a firmer jawline, reduce my crow;t feet and just have a refreshed look. I am attaching some pictures for you to review and give me your recommendations. Thanks!
A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I have done some imaging looking at firming up your jawline. You hve the typical jowling the comnes with aging and this also creates a prejowl indentation as the jowl sags. That is best corrected by a lower facelift (neck-jowl lift) and adding in a small chin-prejowl implant to bring the chin out slightly (yours is a little short) and filling in the prejowl deficiency. The combination of these two makes for a smooth jawline. At the same time, I would place some fat injections in the nasolabial folds (lip-cheek grooves, parentheses) as this is the best ‘filler’ to use when you have are doing a facelift as it is the only filler that potentially can be more permanent. Botox for the crow’s feet can be done either during a facelift or anytime in the office. Just for the sake of one additional suggestion, I have also imaged a rhinoplasty by doing some nose narrowing and lifting the tip a little as this can also have a rejuvenating effect as one gets older.
These computer images will help you think more about what can be done for a refreshed look.
Dr. Barry Eppley