How Can The Tightness In The Labiomental Crease Be Improved At The Time Of A Chin Implant Revision?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had two chin implant surgeries intraorally and considering a revision to a custom chin implant. If I were to proceed with a custom implant, is there a way to improve the tightness in the labiomental crease as part of the revision surgery? I have heard fat grafting to this area can be helpful. If that’s true, what type of fat graft would work best? I am a thin woman so I don’t know how much fat would be needed (I don’t have much). Would it be worth the risk of another intra-oral surgery to try and get this improvement? Does this add a lot of cost and time to the procedure? Thank you for your advice. 

A: Injection fat grafting to the labiomental crease can be performed at the same time as a chin implant replacement.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana