Can I Make My Chin A Little Smaller After A Prior Chin Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a genioplasty, jaw shaving and facelift done 5 years ago. I was hoping to have revision work done to make the chin a little smaller to match the jawline and have the chin ptsosis corrected and the skin under the neck tightened.

A:While I don’t know what your chin bone looks like the anatomic reality is that the thickness of the overlying soft tissues is the limiting factor in any further chin reduction. This is evident with the presence of the existing chin ptosis. (too much soft tissue for the amount of bone that now exists). While submental chin ptosis correction may be effective I wouldn’t count on the chin getting much smaller.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon