From The Scars From A Lip Lift And Corner Lip Lift Be Revised So My Mouth Is Not So Tight?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello i have scar left from the upper lip lift with corner lip lift. From that my mouth can’t open wide even can’t see a dentist, corner of my mouth become so tight and short. I have concerned it so much and seeking for help if it can be fixed.

Thank you so much

A:While the scars can be excised (cut out) and resutured, which may improve their appearance, it is uncertain as to whether that would actually make your mouth corners less tight. Perhaps a small fat graft placed into the mouth corners at the time of the scar revision may help those contracture symptoms.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana