What Type Of Double Chin Correction Do I Need?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have 3 procedures I am considering. The breast reduction and/or lift is something I definitely want to do, as I’m very uncomfortable from the weight pulling on my neck. Over the past few year I have noticed facial asymmetry developing. It seems to be from an enlarged masseter muscle and I’m curious what my treatment options are for this. Lastly, regardless of how thin I am, I have always had somewhat of a double chin. My chin is not very pronounced and I’m curious if a chin implant would be a good option to fix this? Do you offer discounts when multiple procedures are done? Anything information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I can provide pictures. Thanks for your time.

A: The breast reduction surgery is fairly straightforward and the inferior pedicle technique with the anchor scar pattern is well known. Masseter muscle hypertrophy is most commonly treated by Botox injections which can have a profound but often temporary effect. Surgical reduction through electrical cautery reduction is also an option if one happens to be undergoing another surgery. When it comes to the double chin, chin augmentation by an implant ir sliding genioplasty is often done. But often this alone may be inadequate so neck liposuction or a submentoplasty combined with it usually produces the best double chin correction. I would need to see pictures of your chin/neck to give a more educated recommendation for your double chin anatomy.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana