Some people suffer from it: slightly drooping corners of the mouth, especially as they get older. This not only results in an older looking face but also in a sad or cranky appearance. Of course, this is not what you want to look like. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. At Betan Clinics, we offer various treatments for this problem. What is the best treatment depends on the cause of your hanging mouth corners.
The different causes of hanging mouth corners
Het ontstaan van hangende mondhoeken vindt vaak plaats bij het ouder worden. Er ontstaat dan volumeverlies, waardoor de huid van de wangen wat gaat hangen. Ook kan het voorkomen dat de spieren rondom de mond te vaak worden aangespannen, waardoor ze gaan lubberen. We bekijken graag wat bij u de oorzaak is van uw hangende mondhoeken, zodat we u passend kunnen behandelen.
How are hanging mouth corners treated?
After you have been well informed during the first consultation, the treatment will be started. Almost always, hanging corners of the mouth are treated with fillers. In some cases, when excessive use of the mouth muscles is the cause of drooping corners of the mouth, a muscle relaxant is injected into the muscles around the mouth with a small, thin needle. These muscles will then slacken, which will lift the drooping corners of the mouth.
What is the best treatment for you?
In order to determine the best treatment for you, we would like to invite you for an initial consultation. After an extensive examination, we will be happy to provide you with personal advice. Do you have any questions in advance? Then please call +31 (0)50 211 3 876, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
As you get older, the corners of your mouth can hang a little bit. This can make you look older, but often it also causes a sad or cranky appearance. Sagging corners of the mouth are caused by loss of volume in your skin and by tightening the muscles around your mouth too often. Fortunately, there is an easy solution for drooping corners of the mouth. Correcting hanging mouth corners is done At Betan Clinics, in different ways. This depends on the cause of your hanging mouth corners.
If you are interested in treating hanging mouth corners, you can first schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon from Betan Clinics. Once the appointment has been made, a digital questionnaire with medical questions will be sent to you. You can fill these out at home and send them to the plastic surgeon so that they can be discussed during the consultation. On the basis of the questionnaire, it can be assessed whether you qualify for treatment of your oral corners. If this is the case, the plastic surgeon will give you more information about the procedure itself. He will also tell you about the results you can expect, the aftercare, the risks and the costs. There is plenty of room to ask all the questions you have. We understand that sometimes it is difficult to make a decision right away. That is why you are given plenty of time to think about it at home. If you agree to the treatment, a treatment agreement will be sent to you. You can digitally sign it. Photos will then be taken. These will later be used to see what effect the treatment has had. Betan Clinics stores the photos securely in your medical file.
If after the consultation, everything is clear about the treatment, the aftercare, the result and the possible risks, the treatment can be scheduled. Correcting hanging mouth corners can be done At Betan Clinics, in different ways. This depends on the cause. Firstly, the muscles around the mouth can cause drooping corners of the mouth. In that case, it is best to use a muscle relaxant. This will be applied in the muscle on your chin and not in the mouth itself. The muscle will relax by the action of the muscle relaxant, and this will give a lifting effect to your mouth corners. It is also possible that the corners of your mouth hang down due to loss of volume. The skin becomes slacker, and this causes the corners of your mouth to hang. In that case, it is recommended to use fillers. We will briefly explain how the treatments with a muscle relaxant and fillers, respectively, take place. A muscle relaxant is injected with a fine needle. This hardly hurts at all. A small amount of muscle relaxant is injected into the muscle in the chin. This is done in 5 to 10 minutes. It is a treatment that can be carried out within a very short time. Anaesthesia is not necessary. Injecting fillers takes more time. On average, the plastic surgeon will spend 15 to 20 minutes treating your drooping corners of the mouth. Often an anaesthetic is used for this treatment. The fillers are injected at the hanging corners of the mouth with a thin needle. Then the plastic surgeon will massage the skin around the injection site. This ensures that the fillers are evenly and evenly distributed.
Treatment with a muscle relaxant as well as with fillers takes a very short time. Then, the skin will be red and swollen for a little while. This will disappear within a few hours. After using fillers, some bruising may also appear on the treated skin. These will disappear within a few days and have no further negative effect on the result. The treatment is not invasive, but there are a number of things to take into account. First of all, it is not recommended to exercise immediately after the treatment. It is better not to do this on the first day. It is also better not to lie down until 2 hours after the operation. Furthermore, you can continue your other daily activities as usual.
Muscle relaxants and fillers basically have the same result, but the duration is different. The effect of a muscle relaxant, for example, lasts a bit longer. Often you see the end result only two weeks after treatment. If there is still a loss of volume around the corners of the mouth, you can always come back within 2 to 4 weeks for a follow-up treatment with fillers. In that case, the muscle relaxant has unfortunately not worked sufficiently. If the muscle relaxant is effective, you will be able to enjoy the result for 3 to 4 months. After that, you can return for a new treatment on the corners of your mouth. If your drooping corners have been treated with fillers, you will be able to enjoy the treatment longer. The effect lasts for an average of 12 to 18 months. Again, the result is not immediately after the procedure. It often takes 1 to 2 weeks before you can clearly see the effect of the filler.
There are few risks with both treatment options for hanging mouth corners. When using a muscle relaxant, an allergic reaction may occur, but this is rare. Moreover, the dosage in this treatment is very low. This can, therefore, not do any harm. The fillers used by Betan Clinics are also harmless. For example, permanent fillers are never used because they cannot be broken down properly by the body and can, therefore, cause infections. Instead, the plastic surgeons At Betan Clinics, use non-permanent fillers that are broken down in the body and that are 100% natural. The chance of complications is therefore almost nil when you have your hanging mouth corners corrected with fillers.
Why choose a treatment against drooping mouth corners at Betan Clinics?
How much does it cost to treat hanging mouth corners at Betan Clinics?
At Betan Clinics, treatment for hanging mouth corners is only performed by an experienced plastic surgeon and with the best A-brand injectables. A treatment against hanging corners of the mouth is possible from € 95, – including consultation and check-up. This is a very competitive price for a treatment that is qualitatively good and safely performed by a plastic surgeon with a high academic title.
Each treatment is tailor-made for you. This means that the plastic surgeon will draw up a personal treatment plan for you in line with your wishes and expectations. The plastic surgeon always gives honest and sincere advice. Would you like more information about treatment against hanging mouth corners? Then please contact us free of charge: call or send us a message on Whatsapp at +3150 211 3 876. We are available 7 days a week until 22:00 hours.