Chin Ptosis Repair

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in chin ptosis repair surgery. I am emailing you to see if you are able to correct my chin deformity from a previous surgery five years ago. I had a chin implant removed from twenty five years ago because it made my chin look very wide and bulky. The surgeon performed a sliding genioplasty for a 3mm advancement and a lipectomy which left me with a depression and a bulge. I now have redundant skin hanging and my chin is very flat and wide and misshapen. If there is anything you think you can do to correct this please let me know.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. What you have is chin ptosis and a residual wide chin. (since I do not know what you looked like before I can only go by your current picture) The best approach for your chin ptosis repair is a submental chin reshaping procedure to taper your bony chin and get rid of the overhanging tissue. This is the most assured way to get a better chin contour by dealing with both the bony and soft tissue components of the problem from the underside of the chin. As your chin problem is primarily that of loose skin this is particularly the best chin ptosis repair approach for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana