Can My Reverse Genioplasty Be Successfully Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I am looking to reverse a genioplasty that I had done last year. I am a 34 yr old male, basically I had an 8mm advancement a couple of years ago which in hindsight I did not really need. I got it reversed to 3 or 4mm but I still did not like the outcome. I realize that at this point it will never be back to the way it used to look but I would be content with close enough. I know Dr. Eppley is one of the few experts in this area and I wanted to see if he could reverse the 3mm, I also still have the titanium plates and screws attached.

The main issue that I had after this procedure is how I look from the front. It seems narrower, and my lower lip appears a little bit rolled in and less full like before. I know 3mm seem insignificant but in my case I have a small mouth and do not feel like a bigger chin fits my face

A:  A full sliding genioplasty reversal can be completed. Whether the existing plate and screws can be used to stabilize the fully flush bone edges remains to be determined intraoperatively.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon