Arch Plast Surg.  2013 Nov;40(6):783-786. 10.5999/aps.2013.40.6.783.

Descended Mouth Corner: An Ignored but Needed Feature of Facial Rejuvenation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. pvidalg@mac.com
  • 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital de la Fuerza Aerea de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • 3Cienmanos Foundation, Chile.

Abstract

For years, the gold standard in facial rejuvenation has been the face lift. However, exploring new, less complex procedures for achieving the same goal is currently drawing interest. Rejuvenation of the perioral area is a difficult task for plastic surgeons because of the minimal effect that face lift procedures have over this region and the lack of published material on the subject. In this article, the descended mouth corner anguloplasty technique is presented. It is a 20-minutes lift technique that can correct this typical feature of the ageing mouth. The authors have treated 71 patients using the technique with consistently good results, with just one requiring revision. They conclude that this procedure by itself and in combination with other small operations or even a full face lift can rejuvenate the ageing face.

Keyword

Surgery, plastic; Rhytidoplasty; Lip; Lifting; Rejuvenation

MeSH Terms

Humans
Lifting
Lip
Mouth*
Rejuvenation*
Rhytidoplasty
Surgery, Plastic
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