Can I Have A Submental Chin Reduction If I Had A Prior Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Thank you for your reply. I didn’t mention in my previous message that I had a prior genioplasty of some kind by an oral surgeon some twenty years ago. He removed the plate quite a few years ago. I want to be sure you are willing to perform this surgery on me after learning of my previous surgery before I set up a consultation with you. I have attached x rays, the first was taken two years ago and the second taken a few weeks ago.

Thank you for your time.

A :Thanks for the additional information. Having had a prior sliding genioplasty does not affect getting a submental chin reduction. If anything it supports why the submental approach would be more effective as moving the chin back from an intraoral approach is not an effective chin reduction method.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana