What Can I Do For My Upside Down Frown On My Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to get the upside frown surgery.  Can you please tell me how much this would cost?  How long would recovery take?  Is the surgery painful?  How long does it take to get an appointment?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. It appears that you have an ‘upside down froen’ issue. In looking at your pictures what i see in a level smile line but an overhang of the mouth corners turning into deep marionette lines. This is not a problem that will respond well to a more simple corner of mouth lift alone. While that will get rid of the overhang at the corners of the mouth it will not improve the deep marionette lines. That problem can be simultaneously treated with either fat injections or (ideally) a jowl line lift to pull back the tissues that are falling forward.

For the sake of providing some sort of a cost quote, let me for now assume it would be a combined corner of mouth lift with marionette line fat injections. I will have my assistant pass along the cost of that procedure to you later today. This is not a painful procedure with minimal recovery. (just some mild swelling) Surgery can be scheduled as soon as your schedule permits.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana