Will Mouth Widening Surgery Increase My Mouth Opening?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello I saw that you’re doing mouth widening surgery and I have some question about it. Actually I’ve not so wide mouth, and that’s bothering me in many ways. Does mouth widening increases opening of the mouth? I can open my mouth 4cm would be nice to open more than 5cm. I’ve not so small face and my lips doesn’t fit my face too, have juicy lips but small mouth.

A: Mouth widening surgery is an aesthetic procedure that lengths the width of the mouth. It will have no functional improvements in how far the mouth opens…which is controlled primarily by lower jaw motion not that of the lips.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon