Can Soft Tissue Chin Pad Reduction Cause Speech or Smiling Problems?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi- on 2/14/23, you wrote a case study on soft tissue pad excess removal after chin implant removal and I’m curious if you know the results of her healing. The case study said results were TBD if it affected her smile and/or speech. I have the same issue as your patient and would like the same surgery but want to know how this turned out for her. Please let me know or can you post an update on her results to the case study. Thank you

A: Of the many female chin reductions I have done (and I would have no way to remember who the patient is in that particular  published case study) the one thing I do know is that I have never seen any postoperative adverse effects on smiling or speech….and I am sure this case was no exception in that regard.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon