My friend told me that she had difficulty doing a full smile after a rhinoplasty with augmentation of her philtrum and lowering of columella. She is 3 months post-op and when she does a full smile ,only 3/4 of her upper teeth are showing, compared to how all of her upper teeth were showing pre-op. Can this be corrected?
Difficulty Smiling After Columella and Philtrum Augmentation
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Doctor Answers 1
After Rhinoplasty, May Take Months for Lip Muscle to Recover
Not usual for it to take 3-4 months for the upper lip and nose stiffness to abate.
I would wait several more months. If not improved, re-consult with the surgeon and also get a second opinion from an oral surgeon ( DDS). They are very knowledgeable about this area.
-Robert Kotler,MD, FACS
Author, SECRETS OF A BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC SURGEON
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