Would I benefit from an upper lip lift after double-jaw surgery/palate/expansion/genioplasty? Too soon to tell? 3mo post (Photo)
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i appreciate your concern, and your desire to get on with your life after pretty extensive surgery, but I recommend that you wait until all swelling subsides and you complete orthodontic care because your surgeon will need a true starting point for your treatment, and it will probably be different after all your care is complete. Then, you may only need fillers or fat transfer to improve the area. Lip lift is an option, but there are always concerns about scarring. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon, good luck!
Lip lift , Toronto Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Adibfar
You have undergone extensive maxillo-facial surgery and it would take a minimum of 6 month for the swelling to subside and for the muscle function to rehabilitate.
A comprehensive evaluation would be necessary at that point in order to come up with a treatment plan.
Lips and evaluation after Jaw Surgery
I would wait six months after the surgery to evaluate the next procedure. It appears from the photos that fillers placed correctly would give you a nice result with a qualified dermatologist who is an expert in fillers. Best, Dr. Green