Overcoming The Tilted Lower Mouth When Smiling After Undergoing Surgery?
Good afternoon. I am 20 years old, I had a motorcycle accident, my right chin and inner lip were torn on the right “under the teeth” so I had to sew them, but why when I smile my lips turn to the left? What is the effect of the stitches on the lips? But can it be normal again or not 😔?
Good morning, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Complaints of a tilted or asymmetrical smile after an accident can occur due to various possibilities. Correct can be due to the effect of suturing, which is when the suturing is done, there must be a part of the skin or tissue that is interested in closing the existing tear. Depending on the size, severity of the wound and suturing technique, this condition may affect facial expression or expression, either temporarily or permanently.
Another possibility could be because there is an injury to the muscle in question, it could be because there is damage to the related nerve, or it could be just because of the pain and stiffness that is holding you back. So because to smile fully on the right face it feels painful, as a result your smile looks slanted. But later when he is healed, painless and dry, his smile can return to normal.
In essence, because of the many possibilities and we don't see firsthand which part was injured and how severe, we cannot be certain whether this is a permanent condition or not. If you really want to know, you can ask the doctor who treats you when the control in a few days. In the meantime, there is no need to worry too much because after all, stitching is needed to stop the bleeding and reduce the risk of infection. Then multiply protein-rich foods such as tempeh, milk, beef, chicken breast and eggs to help speed healing, keep the scars dry, and take medication as prescribed. So, hopefully answering your question.