Can The Fart Pads Around The Mentalis Muscles Be Removed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’d like to inform myself whether it’s possible to dissolve the fat pads by the mentalis muscle in the middle of the chin (it makes my chin look square) – or, if it’s necessary to shave the chin bone, and why those fat pads would be needed.

A: The mentalis muscle fat pads can not be dissolved or removed. They are not traditional fat and access to them surgically would result in muscle and nerve dysfunction. They exist not as a metabolic type off fat but to permit muscles to move unaffected by the adjacent muscles…much like that of the buccal fat pad. Chin bone modification is the only approach to desquaring the chin. (narrowing genioplasty)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana