What Causes the Droop Down of Corners of Mouth?

I already have had enough with the dropped facial muscles and don't want them to be worse. So want to know the causes so that I can avoid doing things that cause them. :s

Doctor Answers 3

Jowls and the aging face

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This a natural part of the aging process related to chronic exposure to gravity and muscle movement. You cannot avoid these unless you have no facial expressions and live in a gravity free zone. Genetics, exposure to extreme climates and smoking can accelerate the process so these should be avoided.

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Downturned corners of the mouth

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As one ages, the soft tissues around the mouth descend.  Often this can be improved with a facelift and/or facial fillers.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Droop of corners of mouth

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Sagging of the corners of the mouth is a natural part of aging. A facelift usually is not enough. Fillers alone improve but, are not perfect. Botox of the depresser muscles will help but, this is tricky.

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

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