How Can I Improve My Chin Ptosis After Implant Removal?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi I would like to know price for revision chin ptosis after I removed the implant. Since the first surgery of my chin with implant my lower lip turns more down and shows more of my lower teeth. I think the mentalis muscle must be repositioned as well as the soft tissues.
I send 2 pictures, the first one is after implant removal and second one is before chin implant placement. The problem appeared since I did and removed the chin implant. Now I don’t have the mplant and the problem is still in my chin.
A: Intraoral soft tissue chin pad resuspension for ptosis has a relatively low rate of success even though it theoretically should work. As a result I have learned that it does work better when the soft tissue chin pad has something to adhere to once lifted like a sheet of ePTFE on the bone. This is more effective than just resuspension alone.
Dr. Barry Eppley