Surgical correction of macrostomia is challenging & complex as it aims to restore appearance while at the same time maintain normal functions like speech, eating & blowing. Maxillofacial Surgeon Prof. S.M. Balaji skillfully reconstructed the mouth by approximation of the facial muscles. The defect was closed in layers to reconstruct a natural-looking & symmetric mouth & lip length, height & contour using the Vermillion return flap technique.
Following surgery, there was no scarring. The boy’s appearance improved dramatically and functions of the face muscles are normal.