Can The Chin Be Made More Narrow With A Submental Tuck?
Q: Dr. Eppley, a general question possibly be answered before hand? Ive seen that you have performed submental chin tucks, but are you only able to achieve making the chin shorter, or can he also make it slightly more narrow? (Perhaps by extending out the incision?) I havent seen very many frontal views of these procedures he’s performed, mostly just side views so its hard to tell.
A: The chin can only be made more narrow by bone reduction. It requires a T-shaped submental excision pattern to have a soft tissue narrowing effect…which has its own aesthetic scar tradeoff.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon