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Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

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Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby MMH747 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:28 pm

Hi guys,

I'm new to the board and was hoping to get some info.

I had a gullwing lip lift back several years ago and was left with some pretty severe scarring all around my lips. The NJ doctor who performed it was not interested in revising it to say the least. I was wondering who would be the best surgeon to see for a revision. Dr. Haworth's name seems to be thrown out a lot. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby indigogirl » Mon May 23, 2011 9:06 pm

Hi 747,

i had that same problem before, it was aweful... so i found a dr that i knew was good at dermabrasion and he sanded down the edges of the scars after putting some filler along the vermillion border. It made a huge improvement !!

HOpe that helps :) anyways let me know if you have any questions. i would do it again in a second !! i got my lips back :D

Abundant blessings!!
lyn~
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby alen » Mon May 30, 2011 1:05 pm

Hi MMH747

Sorry to hear your disaster lip lift op, I have the same problem that needs fixing.
I wondered which surgeon did your botched LLift only I was thinking of having a
LL revision with a surgeon in NJ..
If your worried about using his name can you just use his initials..
A very greatful Alen
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby MMH747 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:02 pm

Hi Lyn,

Thanks so much for replying to my post.

I was considering dermabrasion for the scarring but wasn't sure if it could be done so close to the lip since the scar runs right along the pink edges. Who was your doctor that did it? Did you need multiple treatments? How often do u need the filler and exactly what does that help improve? I've emailed Dr. Haworth and he mentioned maybe having to use a filler but not sure why yet...haven't had a consultation.

Thanks in advance to answering all my questions :)
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby MMH747 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:20 pm

Hi Alen,

I wouldn't call the surgery botched, just think it's a very bad procedure in general. I think if one could avoid external incisions & instead get those done internally ( a la Dr. Haworth for example...although I haven't personally seen his work), that would be the ONLY way to go. I just wish I knew about it sooner.

What infuriates me about the doctor who performed the procedure was that his pride & arrogance outweighed his patient's (my) concerns. It was as if doing a revision would be an admission of incompetence on his part. I was clearly unhappy and he was not at all concerned with finding a solution, only proving to me that he did nothing wrong.

I will PM you his name since I'm not sure what the policy here is on this site.

-MMH747
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby alen » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:06 pm

Thankyou, I was going to have surgery with that Dr in NJ, I even flew to see him for a consultation.
I did also see Haworth for a consultation and he did say he could fix it, so now I will concentrate on him.
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby MMH747 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:44 pm

Alen,

I'm happy & relieved to know that I helped you avoid a potential disaster.

Seeing how we are in the same boat, would you mind sharing Dr. Haworth's recommendations for your revision? You can PM me if you wish.

Thanks.
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby indigogirl » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:09 am

Yes my scar ran right along the pink as well, bumpy and disfigured and indented the lip line where it used to be more prominent an edge there uuggh it was aweful, the second gull lip lift only made mine WORSE. i had no clue what to do about it for years. Then while having another proceedure done i asked the dr(Dr Richard Warren in Vancouver BC Canada) to try some dermabrasion on the edge because it was lumpy bumpy and gross with no more lip edge on the vermillion border it was indented there after the lip lift. He dermabrasioned it and also filled with juviderm and immediatly i looked and felt like a different person a week later it was completely healed. i did have a tiny bit of permanent filler after that, and im going back for a little more in a week. But my lip edge looks beautiful now !! The dermabrasion didnt harm the border at all only made it better and the filler in the vermillion border corrected the lack of lip edge.

if you want to chat i will tell you everything on yahoo msgr. i believe any dr who does dermabrasion can do it...then you will need a great injector to make the line for the vermillion border that had been destroyed by the incision of the gullwing.

Dont worry it can be fixed !! :)
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby alen » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:33 pm

Hi MMH747

Sorry for the delay I had problems in loging in :roll: and holidays..
My lip advancement scar follows my top lip boarder about 2mm above, cross stich was used, there is space enough between my nose lip to cut out the scar and just do the proceedure correctly.
Dr H said he could preform the proceedure correctly and use invisable stiching.
Your surgeon told me he would also use invisable stiching for my revision, what stiching did he use on you?.
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby alen » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:42 pm

Hi Indigogirl
Im really greatful to hear your story that gives me hope,
What type of stiching did the first and second surgeon use?
Was your 2 bad lip lifts because of the bad stiching and the incompitance of the surgeon/s
or because of the healing and it would have left a scar even if it was done well?.
Alen
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby chris-10 » Sun May 20, 2012 4:45 pm

Hi girls! Can you all please let me know a specific doc's name as to who to go to for the vermillion lip lift scars- mine are 2mm above the sides of my vermillion border. Been over a year since my surgery and they are becoming more indented. Thanks!
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Re: Best surgeon to correct scarring from gullwing lip lift?

Postby scoby » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:31 pm

I have the same exact problem. Who did you guys go to for help? I actually was hoping to have the procedure redone, because my indentation is probably too big to correct with fillers. I think it would look even more uneven then it does now. I wish I could find a good lip advancement surgeon somewhere on the east coast that could correct this!!
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