Can I Get A Sliding Genioplasty If I Have Severe TMJ?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have severe TMJ, would this be an issue? I use an anterior repositioning splint for my TMJ, would i be able to use the splint during post op? Will i be able to talk without pain? For work i need to talk so might be an issue Also how long post surgery an i prone to infection.

A: In answer to your questions:

1) No.

2) Yes.

3) Yes.

4) I have never seen a sliding genioplasty infection but the infection window closes after 6 weeks postop.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon