I've always had an oblong face. As I've aged, my upper lip has lengthened, increasing the visual length of the face and giving it that "Homer Simpson" look. Additionally, I lost some weight a few years back and some the fat stayed in my jowl area, mostly on the left side creating an asymmetrical jawline. I'm considering a lip lift as I think the distance between the lip and the nose is a huge visual cue when it comes to making the face look long, but not sure about the jawline/cheek area. Thanks
41 Yr Old Male, Long Face and Upper Lip, Fat in Jowls and Weak Jawline? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
Options for lower face
A weak jaw line is best addressed with a small chin implant placed through a submental incision directly over the bone to give more of anterior projection of the jaw. When the jowls become prominent they will need to be addressed with a facelift, but at age 41, it is rather early for a man to undergo a facelift. We do not perform lip lifts in our practice due to the scarring that is present that patients find unacceptable.
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