Corner of Mouth Lift

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a corner of mouth lift. I have had fillers and Dysport to lift the corners of my mouth. I don’t believe the doctor who did my filler placed it right. I have a puffy place then it goes flat and it didn’t raise the corners of my mouth at all. I spent a lot of money to get that done. I was wondering if you think a corner of the mouth lift would help and how much does it cost. I am 48 years old. Thank you.

A: While injectable fillers and neuromuscular modulators can have a positive effect on the corner of the mouth, it depends on what the original problem was (how severe is the corner of the mouth droop) and what type of change (corner of mouth lift) one was looking to achieve. Your result may be a function of an incorrect treatment for the problem (mouth corners to severely sagged) or the correct treatment that was not ideally done. I can not say which led to your post-treatment results. I would need to see pictures of your mouth area to determine what is the best approach now.

What I can say is that a corner of mouth lift is the single most effective method for changing the shape of the corners of the mouth that produces a more profound and sustained result.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana