How Successful Is Masseter Muscle Reattachment Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I recently removed a mandible angle implant and had a retraction in the masseter, I would like to know about the effectiveness of the masseter muscle reattachment surgery.

A: Reattachment of the masseter muscle, once it has been lifted off the bone and retracted, is very difficult with a low rate of success in my experience. A camouflage approach by building up the soft tissue deficit is more effective, again in my experience..

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana