Am I A Good Candidate For Chin Ptosis Repair?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to find out if I am a good candidate for chin ptosis repair. I have been doing some research online and found your name. I am interested in a possible facelift later but wanted to address my chin at this time as it is a problem I have had my whole life. My chin pad just seems to fall off of the end of the chin bone and looks worse when I smile. Thank you.

A: You certainly do have a ptotic chin pad and it is just part of your natural development as you have stated it has been there your whole life. That can be markedly improved or eliminated by a submental technique for chin ptosis repair where the extra and loose hanging chin pad is removed and tucked in from underneath. Yours is not an issue where the chin pad is pulled up but rather pulled under and removed. This leaves a fine line scar in the submental skin crease area. This is a short procedure that can be done under IV sedation that has a very minimal recovery as it appears your chin ptosis repair needs only soft tissue reduction and does not require any bone work.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana