I had rhinoplasty in 1/13. My smile was effected. It seems like the middle of my upper lip sags when I smile, hides my teeth.
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Reduced Smile After Rhinoplasty
Most of the time a diminished upper lip smile after rhinoplasty is a mechanical problem and is not due to muscle injury. It can occur any time a cartilage graft (or scar tissue) acts to impede upward movement of the central portion of the lip when smiling. This usually occurs when cartilage is added to the region of the columella - such as with a columella strut, elongation of the septum, plumping grafts or premaxillary grafts. Most of the time, it only takes a few months until the upper lip regains its full mobility. If the problem is caused by restrictive scar tissue, gentle massage or steroid injection may be helpful. Sometimes, you have to weigh the relative value of a small surgical modification. If this continues to bother you I would make an appointment to discuss it more thoroughly with your surgeon. Best wishes.
I had rhinoplasty my smile was effected.
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