Can Chin Reduction Cause Jowling?

Q: Dr. Eppley, hey! i was looking to get a chin reduction, I have a wide and boxy chin, very prominent when I smile. how much would it cost to be able to fix it? I’ve heard it could cause jowls, how would that be avoided? thank you:)

A: A chin reduction does not necessarily cause actual jowling in my extensive chin reduction experience. But the best method to avoid ay chance of that is an intraoral approach through an osteotomy with midline resection which will make sure the tissues at the sides of the chin do not become adversely affected by maintaining their attachments to the bone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana