Can I Get A Soft Tissue Chin Pad Reduction After Having The Bone Reduced?

Q: Dr. Eppley, After I had my son I had fat leftover on my chin pad. I didn’t feel like myself. I didn’t know if I needed bone reduction or chin pad reduction. I had bone reduction but now looking back i think I just needed minimal chin pad reduction without causing a witches chin and skin tightening underneath. Im genuinely not sure. Now I have a scar left from my surgery and I’m not sure if he did what I needed. I’m two months post opt. I would like a consultation. Thank you. 

A: Since I do not know what you looked like before, I can not comment on what I would have done then. What I can comment on is where you are now with an existing submental scar. Since you already have the scar there is no longer the consideration of a scar tradeoff for a soft tissue chin pad reduction. That can be combined with submental skin tightening.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana