Am I Good Candidate for a Mouth Widening Procedure?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a mouth widening procedure + corner lip lift. I’ve always had a small lips. I’ve had a lip lift and lip filler done. In 2018 I had lip implants put in and loved how they made my lips wider (photo with green shirt and pony tail). But unfortunately they shifted over time and I had to remove them in 2023. I have has some filler done since them but I am not happy with my short width lips. (Ideally I would like the lip length of Margot Robbie.) I am coming from Houston so I was wondering the details of the surgery, pricing, and if it can be done under local anesthesia and I can hop on a plane the next day back home. I imagine it’s like a lip lift procedure which was quick and easy. I am very excited and looking forward to hear from you.

A: Between the scar from prior lip implants (corner incisions and residual capsule) as well as the chronic use of fillers I do not belleve mouth widening will be an effective procedure for you. This is a challenging procedure in which to get effective widening without excessive scarring  it is best done in pristine lip tissues that have never had surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon