Can A Sliding Genioplasty Be Revised?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I recently had sliding genioplasty surgery and I’m very unhappy with the result. My surgeon has told me revision is impossible and he refuses to do it, despite me crying in his clinic saying I want one. He told me that revision is dangerous and if anyone tried my entire jaw would shatter. Is this true? I’m really worried and upset that I’m going to hate my face forever. 

A: All sliding genioplasties can be revised whether it is shortly after surgery or years later. Doing a sliding genioplasty revision does not put the jaw at risk for fracture. (shattering)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana