Should I Be Concerned With Relapse After A Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 6 weeks post-op following a 6mm sliding genioplasty. I think the swelling has almost completely subsided and I’m thrilled with the result. I saw literature online suggesting however that there can be a relapse of on average 1.5mm over the first year due to bone remodelling. I’m now worried that my chin will get much smaller (if I’m losing ~20% of the advancement within a year). Am I worrying about nothing?

A: You are correct…this isn’t a potential issue of which you should be concerned.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon