With advancing years, the outsides of just about everything on the face turn down, including the corners of the mouth, creating a negative line.
Since the mouth and peri-oral region own the dominant role in broadcasting disposition, this negative line, created by aging, can turn messages of:
The artistry of successful facial rejuvenation is in understanding the power of a line, and converting a negative line to a positive one.
For years plastic surgery has been obsessed with facelifting as the ultimate solution to facial aesthetics. Actually “face-lifting” does little to nothing to correct many problem areas, especially the area around the mouth. The Valentine Anguloplasty operation was devised by Dr. Flowers for that reason to overcome the shortcomings of facelift around the mouth area.
Valentine anguloplasty is lifts the downward turn of the mouth corners. This does wonders to correct that unfortunate grumpy, saddened look that commonly appears in the late twenties or early thirties, and gets worse with progressing years. Its name comes from the small lopsided valentine excision performed at the corner of the mouth.
It is common for one or more other small procedures to accompany valentine anguloplasty such as injection soft tissue filler (Juvaderm, Radiesse) into the lip and lip lines, chemical peel or resurfacing of the lip, chin augmentation, or shortening the distance between the upper lip and the bottom of the nose.
Valentine mouth rejuvenation is an office-based procedure, can be done under local anesthesia only, and makes wonders when the focus is the mouth area.
Our plastic surgery clinic is located in Panama City and Destin, on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast.