How Far Back Does Perioral Liposuction Need To Go?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in perioral lipo due to bulges around my mouth. I wondered why in your notes it says it should be continued to the jaw line? Surely for a man removing fat from the Sulcus and jawline will be aging and weaken the jaw? It seems most people beyond a certain age are having volume added to this exact area to improve the jawline.

A: While the line of perioral liposuction access can be all the way back the jaw angle, that doesn’t mean it needs to be. It all depends on each patient;s aesthetic desires. Most people that have buccal lipectomies and perioral liposuction do so for a complete cheek concats effect which enhances the cheeks and jawline. But for the patient with just true perioral mounds that is not necessary.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana