Should I Dissolve My Filler Before The Chin Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I mentioned in my consultation that I have a small amount of filler in my chin to fill the dimple. He said it’s not necessary to get it dissolved before surgery. My question is will that filler stay in place or will the surgery itself cause it to migrate/dissolve? I just want to know if I should expect to need more filler placed in the dimple afterwards since I decided not to proceed with the fat graft. Or if the filler will stay intact after surgery?

A: Injectable fillers in close proximity to a surgery site often tends to dissipation afterwards due to the effects of surgery. (swelling) This is particularly true for hyaluronic acid-based fillers which are sensitive to the hydrolysis process induced by swelling.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana