Can an alar cinch be removed?
6 months ago
I had double jaw surgery 5 weeks ago and now that the swelling has come down I realized I can't pucker my lips. When I try I feel really strong pulling on both sides. My surgeon said this is from the alar cinch he did and not to worry about it. Will this improve over time or can I have it removed? I'm already losing 6 front teeth from this surgery and I'd like to avoid additional complications.
Doctor Answers (1)
I believe 5 weeks is still early and you should wait. The pre-oral muscles have to re-attach and reposition themselves. Good luck!
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