Facial Plast Surg 2019; 35(02): 172-175
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1681070
Original Article
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Corner of the Mouth—Reversing the Earliest Sign of Aging

Thuy-Van T. Ho
1  Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chicago, Illinois
2  Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
,
Jonathan T. Bacos
1  Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chicago, Illinois
3  Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
,
Steven H. Dayan
1  Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Chicago, Illinois
2  Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
03 April 2019 (online)

Abstract

As individuals age, distinct anatomical changes of the bone and soft tissue result in the development of rhytids in the perioral region. Most notably, the oral commissures turn downward, creating the appearance of a perpetual frown and adding years to the facial appearance. The purpose of this article is to review the anatomical changes associated with perioral aging as well as discuss potential treatment options for perioral rejuvenation particularly at the level of the oral commissures. Lastly, this article covers the senior author's technique for improving oral commissures and restoring youthful appearance of the perioral region.