Can I Return To Boxing If My Sliding Genioplasty Is Well Healed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I got a moderately advanced sliding genioplasty about 4 months ago and I also do boxing. I am wondering if it is safe to return to boxing or sparring at this time. I don’t have an X-ray available and I understand you would need that to make a decision, but just in general would you say it is safe at this moment in time for the average patient (I was advanced 7 mm and 4 mm down).

A: Based on just a general comment with no details about your surgery I believe it would be safe to do so.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon