How Are The Scars From Mouth Widening Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Came across your site after seeing the mouth widening procedure you perform. I’ve always felt that my smile/lips are very narrow [and small], accentuated by a long face shape. 

I’m interested in having this procedure to widen them, as well as additional lip augmentations to improve the overall look and size. 

Additionally, I’d be interested in face & jawline lipo. 

Would love to hear your opinions on the above

A: Mouth widening procedures are effective but have a high incidence of the need for scar revision as the mouth corners are exquisitely sensitive to surgical manipulation. The rest of the lips far much better when it comes scarring. I don’t like to combine mouth widening with other lip procedure unless it is a lip procedure that does not directly manipulate the lip vermilion.

It would be hard to imagine with your lean face that facial or jawline liposuction would provide much aesthetic benefit.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana