When I speak and smile the right side of my upper lip always goes up. Is there anything I can do to correct this?
Doctor Answers 1
Assymetric lip expressions
It may be possible to use botox to selectively relax the muscle that elevates that side of the lip. It is very important to have an in-office examination to determine the exact cause of your assymetric smile so that the correct muscle is injected. Injecting Botox into the wrong area can cause even worse assymetry or functional problems for several weeks to months until the Botox wears off. Hope this helps!
Johnson C. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery
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