Can Mouth Widening Be Done With Acceptable Scarring?

Dr. Eppley, Do you perform mouth widening surgery and do you feel it can be done with acceptable scarring. Conversely is there an alternative surgery that can achieve this. My goal is to widen my mouth and smile.

A: Mouth widening is a procedure that I essentially developed from an aesthetic standpoint. Whether the scarring is acceptable is a matter of individual interpretation. What is an issue not open to interpretation is that the need for scar revision in mouth widening surgery is 50% or greater.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana