Does A Submental Chin Reduction Cause Contour Irregularities?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have viewed this from your website and am so grateful to find a surgeon that knows what he’s doing.
I really wanted to know what was the client chin like after and if any problems has arose from the surgery.
Has there been more dimples? More of a golf ball look or even created a bigger chin ptosis. Please can you let me know. Been searching for this for weeks and found you.
A: A submental chin reduction does not cause soft tissue pad contour irregularities because it treats the problem from below rather than trying to remove tissue from the chin pad proper. (e.g., liposuction) Because tissue is removed the soft tissue chin pad does not get rounder or develop more ptosis. The only outcome question is in how much improvement is obtained but ti never makes things worse.
Dr. Barry Eppley