Can You Widen the Length of Your Lips?
- Asked by TimothyR
- 2 years ago
When I have my mouth closed, the length of my lips from side to side is extremely short (ie. around the span of my nose). I have heard that there are ways of correcting this that are similar to that used for a microstomia (commissuroplasty) where corners of the mouth are taken back. Do you think this would achieve a good result? Also, when I smile would the muscle pull from the new corners of the mouth or where the old corners of the mouth were... this is my main concern? Thanks in advance
i advise you against doing this if this is purely for cosmetic reasons. if you are eating and not losing weight the procedure is not indicated
Thank you for the question. A photograph would be very helpful. Usually, commissuroplasty is reserved for reconstruction because the result is almost never perfect. To date, plastic surgery has not developed the perfect procedure to make a modiolus. There are many flaps that can be used and the relults can be average but it is rare to have excellent results. Therefore, if it is only for cosmetic purposes, I would advise against commissuroplasty.