How Soon Can Revisional Genioplasty Be Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is a revision genioplasty more risky than the original genioplasty? How soon can a genioplasty be revised? My surgery was two months ago and the lower part of my chin (below the fold) is still out further horizontally than my lips. I value your opinion. Thank you.

.A: In answer to your revisional genioplasty questions:

1) A secondary bony genioplasty has no ore risk than the original procedure…and in some ways may actually be less.

2) You revise a sliding genipalsty as soon as you have assurance that what is being seen is the actual result and not just swelling and lack of complete tissue adaptation yet.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana