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Will there be a scar after TMJ surgery?

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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
6 doctors agree

In brief: Little if any

Most "tmj" surgeries are performed via an "inverted gull wing" style incision utilizing a small crease in front of the ear.
This incision is the same one used for face lift procedures, so it is very cosmetic in nature.

In brief: Little if any

Most "tmj" surgeries are performed via an "inverted gull wing" style incision utilizing a small crease in front of the ear.
This incision is the same one used for face lift procedures, so it is very cosmetic in nature.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. steven Present
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There probably will be a small scar. However it is usually hidden by your hair line.

In brief: Yes

There probably will be a small scar. However it is usually hidden by your hair line.
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Dr. steven Present
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes, but usually insignificant.
Arthroscopic surgery - very small scar. Arthroplasty (open surgery) - bigger scar but in front of the ear - like a facelift scar. Very cosmetic.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but usually insignificant.
Arthroscopic surgery - very small scar. Arthroplasty (open surgery) - bigger scar but in front of the ear - like a facelift scar. Very cosmetic.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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