How Can My Hyperdynamic Chin Ptosis Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I have been looking to have chin surgery for a while now. My chin is my biggest insecurity. I never smile due to the way my chin pulls down when I smile. I also dislike the dimple in my chin and how wide my chin looks when I smile.

A: Thank you for your inquiry, sending your pictures and detailing your concerns. You have two specific soft tissue chin concerns, 1) hyperdynamic chin ptosis and 2) a vertical chin cleft. They may be anatomically related as a vertical chin cleft occurs due to a midline soft tissue deficiency. For improvement/correction a submental approaches needed as the size of the chin pad must b reduced and the chin cleft managed by a muscle repair in your case. Such soft tissue chin repairs, while not technically challenging to perform, are difficult to predict the outcomes since surgery is done in a static setting while your chin issues mainly appear with dynamic motion. (smiling)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana