Will Orthognathic Surgery Shorten A Long Midface?

Q: Dr. Eppley could an orthognatic surgery help to shorten my midface?

A: No as that will make no change on the outside and will only bury your teeth under your upper lip. You can’t shorten the external midface without removing soft tissue…which is not possible in any significant amount. (only a subnasal lip lift in the patient who has a long upper lip)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana