Is There A Less Invasive To Do A Subtotal Sliding Genioplasty Reversal?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello. I had a sliding genioplasty 1 year ago and I am so unhappy with the aesthetic result. The step offs are quite noticeable and it makes it seem that my chin doesn’t fit in at all with my face. Is there any way that the step offs puke be corrected at this point? I don’t want to have a revision surgery. Is there a way to correct it that would be less invasive? .
It just doesn’t look like my chin blends in. The nothings on the side really bother me. As well as the muscle pull that is occurring right below my lip.
A: With this many symptoms from your sliding genioplasty (visible stepoffs, excessive horizontal movement and muscle pull below the lip) there is no other method to improve all three without subtotal reversal.
The stepoffs can be treated in isolation by filling in the bone defects without recutting the bone but the other two symptoms wlll remain.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon