Perioral Mound Liposuction
Q: Dr. Eppley, is perioral mounds liposuction a high-risk procedure? It seems the procedure is such a rarity that I seldom receive any insight pertaining to the matter. Would this procedure help me with the downturned corners of my lips? I’ve been told Botox and fillers could help, but I am seeking a more permanent solution.
A: Perioral mound liposuction is a very safe facial contouring procedure that I perform regularly. It is done using an incision from inside the corner of the mouth and removes at the subcutaneous level of the face in the area between the cheeks and the jawline. This is a perfectly safe procedure because there are no facial nerves in this area unlike the rest of the face. It provides a mild slimming effect to the lower cheeks next to the mouth.
Perioral mound liposuction will not change the corners of the mouth. It is a fat reduction contouring procedure, it does not have a tissue lifting . A corner of the mouth lift is a small procedure where a ‘pennant’ of skin removed above the mouth corners and the position of the corner vermilion is moved upward, this correcting a downturned or frowning mouth.
Dr. Barry Eppley