Can I Get Fillers or Botox After A Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, if I choose to get a genioplasty. Should I remove the plates and screws? If I don’t remove them would I be able to get fillers or Botox in the future? Would there be a potential risk for infection? In addition, how long after genioplasty would you recommend getting fillers or Botox?

A: In answer to your sliding genioplasty questions:

1) Hardware removal later is optional. Most patients never choose to remove it.

2) There is no infectious concerns with injections into or around the fixation hardware.

3) Allow 3 months after the surgery before doing any injectable treatments.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon