Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A teachable plastic surgery moment from Wimbledon 2011: Treating the "gummy smile"

I was checking Sports Illustrated's web page to get the updates from Wimbledon and they showed a smiling picture of German, Sabine Lisicki, who'd just won her quarterfinal match.

MS. Lisicki demonstrates a phenomena known as a "gummy smile" which is produced most often by an overly tight band of tissue under the upper lip called the frenulum.

Release and lengthening of this band is commonly performed during rhinoplasty procedure (at least in my hands) and produces an instance and sometimes dramatic correction of the smile with much less show of the gums and upper teeth. This surgery takes about 1 minute to do and can be performed under local anesthesia BTW.

Rob

9 comments:

botox toronto said...

She's one of my favorite players, too bad she lost the semifinal at Wimbledon this year. She is not such a natural beauty and maybe that's why she did some botox treatments, to look good in front of the camera, and as we all saw, botox had no bad effect on her game:)

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Have you had good luck with such a simple procedure for this? I've done some gummy smile repairs that necessitated much more surgery! If this works, I'd love to know.

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Anonymous said...

great............

she is my favorite player :D

rhinoplasty said...

nice post :)

Anonymous said...

Curious to know why you call it a "correction." There's nothing physically wrong here - just an aesthetic preference - on your part. I would like to know why plastic surgeons call their cosmetic procedures corrections. Correction implies that there is something incorrect. Is this marketing-speak? If you care to share, I'm interested.

Plastic Surgery Minneapolis said...

What's the typical healing time for a surgery like this?

co2 blepharoplasty said...

Have you had good luck with such a simple procedure for this? I've done some gummy smile repairs that necessitated much more surgery! If this works, I'd love to know.

Cosmetic Surgery India said...

She is very good player I love her game. Possible for looking more beautiful she want to go through cosmetic surgery and this. Well this is not very rare it is very common people used to go through this type of surgery process. Plastic and cosmetic surgery are very common and with good success rate.