Does lip repositioning lower upper lip so that it covers teeth due to vertical maxillary excess? (Photo)

So i have "long face syndrome" or vertical maxillary excess. I want to know if lip repositioning will have the same outcome as upper jaw surgery or does ot just reatrict how far the upper lip goes up when talking/smiling? If not, how long does it take for you to heal after having upper jaw surgery...or at least how long does it take for the swelling to go away?

Doctor Answers 1

Vertical maxillary excess?

Thank you for your question.  If you have been diagnosed with long face syndrome I would recommend obtaining an in-person evaluation with an oral-maxillofacial surgeon to discuss upper jaw surgery.  In VME the best procedure is to treat the bone and not reposition the upper lip.  Hope this helps.

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