Is Intraoral Mentalis Muscle Resuspension Effective for Fallen Chin Tissues After Mini V Line Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Will intraoral chin resuspension work for the loose chin tissue that I now have after mini V line surgery?

A: You suffer now from chin pad ptosis/’extra’ tissue from the loss of bone support and the wide stripping off of tissues to perform the chin osteotomy. Simply put you have too much soft tissue for the bone volume underneath it.  Intraoral chin suspension is not going to be effective alone and one is certainly not going to perform an external wedge excision of redundant soft tissue chin pad tissues due to the scar. Unless you are prepared to put back the lost bone support, which would be the antithesis of what your original aesthetic goals were, I do not believe anything is going to be effective.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana