My smile is terrible. It's not wide enough for my big, but close together teeth! Also, the corners point downward. Is there a surgery that can widen it a little bit, and make me look happier?? When I smile, people don't think I'm smiling all the way. And when I am not smiling, people think there's something wrong, or that I'm mad.
Can the Corners of the Mouth Be Cut to Widen a Smile? What is the Approx. Cost of Such Procedure? (photo)
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Unhappy with smile
Thank you for the photo. May I suggest - just from the photo - for your smile
- Please do not have surgery that cuts the corners of your lips to widen them. This is a reconstructive procedure for severely burned patients and will not improve your appearance.
- A combination of Botox and Juvederm around the mouth and in the cheek folds may lift the corners of your lips giving you a happier appearance.
- See an ABMS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Maxilllo Facial surgery before any surgery.
- Hope this helps. Best wishes.
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