How Long Does It Take To Recover From Masseter Muscle Reattachment Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How long does recovery take from masseter reattachment surgery, how many months for swelling, how many months till i will look normal etc.

A :In my experience actual masseter muscle reattachment surgery is often not advised as its success is so low. Camouflage with soft tissue implants is far more effective, can be done under local anesthesia and has a very minimal recovery. How that may or may not apply to you would require a picture assessment of the soft tissue contour deformity of your jaw angles. (clenching and non-clenching pictures) But in actual masseter muscle reattachment surgery the success of the procedure can be fairly well judged by 6 weeks after surgery when most of the swelling has subsided.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana