Cam Mouth Widening Make It Wider By One Inch?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m so impressed of your work to enlarge mouth, and I really want to do it for my mouth to make it wider (maybe 1″ would be the best). 

As you can see in the picture, I have a ratio between nose and mouth around 1:1, which is not good and I can’t have a good looking smile.

A: There are two factors you need to consider in mouth widening surgery:

1) The maximum amount per side done is 7mms.

2) Scars at the mouth corners are unpredictable and there is a relatively high rate of revision of them.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana