If I Had A Chin Wing Reversal Can I Get A BSSO Jaw Advancement Surgery Later?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a young male and I had a chin wing about 1 year ago, which pushed my chin forward by 4mm. Initially I wanted to get my overbite (4mm) corrected with a lower jaw surgery (BSSO) but my surgeon convinced me that a chin wing would be sufficient.
I hate the result and want to get it reversed. I know that getting a full reversal might cause skin sagging. For this reason I might pursue orthognatic treatment/ surgery afterwards, which i wanted in the first place.
Does having had a full chin wing and a second subsequent full reversal surgery, disqualify me from pursuing orthognatic treatment/ surgery for my 4mm overbite in the future?
A: I see no reason why you can not have the chin wing reversed and get a BSSO later if desired. The chin wing has very little impact on the actual ramus so a successful split can still be done later.
Dr. Barry Eppley