How Much Sagging Skin After Facial Bone Reduction Can Be Cleaned UP?

Q: Dr. Eppley, If you remove tons of facial bone and end up with sagging soft tissue, is there a limit to how much of that soft tissue you can “clean” up? Would any patient who is motivated and willing enough, eventually able to remove enough of the soft tissue to the point where it would nicely fit the new smaller facial bones? 

A: Unlike removing bone, adjusting the soft tissue to fit the smaller bone is not so simple. All that can be done is a variety of facial lifting procedures to try and address it…which may our may not be as effective as one would like after facial bone reduction surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana