My smile is messed up after my rhino, nasal spine premax implant? (Photo)
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Stiff Upper Lip After Premaxillary Graft
Thank you for your question. Are the before and after photographs from the same person? It appears that the shape of the teeth, spacing of the teeth and dental occlusion are significantly different between the two photos?
Some premaxillary grafts can restrain upward movement of the upper lip upon smiling . In particular, larger implants add stiff volume to the area beneath the nose, which makes it harder for the upper lip (elevator) muscles to do their job. Scar tissue from the procedure can also contribute to stiffness of the lip early on. With massage and the occasional steroid injection, the stiffness often resolves and most patients regain full movement over time. The decision to remove the implant would require that the advantage of removal (a small increase in tooth show) clearly outweigh the benefit of the implant on nasal projection and facial harmony.You should talk to your surgeon to make certain you understand all the implications of removing the implant before making a decision.
My smile is messed up after my rhino, nasal spine premax implant?
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