Does Perioral Mound Liposuction Include The Jowl Area?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question about perioral mound liposuction. Do these mounds include the triangle from the corner of the mouth down to the jaw line? I was wandering if the jaw can be reached through the same procedure (I read on realself that you liposuction through the inside of the corners of the mouth.) I live on the east coast and cannot find any professional willing to do this. I am thinking of flying in for the procedure and would like to know the cost and recovery time.

A: You are describing exactly the location of the perioral mound, the subcutaneous fat that runs from the corner of the mouth radiating outward towards the cheek and down to the jawline including the jowls if so desired. Perioral mound liposuction is a very simple ‘micro’ liposuction procedure which, although only removing a few ccs of fat from each side, can make very visible difference in my experience. Although than some mild swelling there really is no recovery per se.


Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana