Am I A Good Candidate For Perioral Mound Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in having my Perioral Mounds removed. Am I a candidate for that procedure?

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. While your ‘perioral mounds’ can be treated by liposuction that is not the best treatment for them. They are actually tissue that has drifted forward as part of the aging process, creating mounds of skin in the perioral area. Thus they do not represent isolated fat collections with good quality overlying skin which is the requirement for a good liposuction reduction result. Rather the far superior procedure is a lower facial tuckup procedure (lower facelift) which moves these sagging tissues back along the jawline/lower face for a smoother and rejuvenated appearance.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana