Will Skin Sag After Perioral Liposuction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a younger male and am interested in perioral liposuction to create a more hollow accentuated jawline. I just wonder isn’t some fullness anteriorly desirable to support the skin and create the hollowed out appearance in the middle? Also it says on your site you continue the line down and lipo the jawline/jowl fat, what is the reason for this? – won’t it weaken the jawline and make the skin more likely to sag in a patient who doesn’t have excess fat there?

A: Skin sagging is not an issue in perioral liposuction. The zone treated in perioral liposuction depends on the extent of the fullness which can vary amongst patients. The jowls are only treated in perioral liposuction if there is excess fullness there as well.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana