Does Submental Incision For A Chin Implant Heal Well In Darker Skinned Patients?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve got a quick question today (am planning to come back to you later for a thorough evaluation). Regarding the chin implant, you have written about how the submental incision scar usually heals up quite nicely. Will this remain true for darker skinned patients as well?

A: Skin color makes no difference in the submental incision scar healing in my experience. In fact the darker the skin pigmentation is the better the scar does from my observations.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana