Should I Wait Until The Injectable Filler Has Dissolved In My Chin Before Getting A Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, do I need to wait until the Radiesse filler in my chin is fully dissolved before getting a sliding genioplasty in order to minimize risks?

A: You do not have to wait until the Radiesse completely dissolves which could take a year or longer. In addition there is no reversal agent for the type of filler Radiesse is. There are no adverse consequences of having an injectable filler in the chin to performing a sliding genioplasty. Most, if not all, of the injectable filler is mainly in the soft tissue with a minimal amount on the bone. Whatever is on the bone will simply be removed as part of the surgery. I have seen lots of different fillers on the chin in performing this surgery and it has never been a problem during or after surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana