Will I Lose Any Horizontal Chin Projection In The Treatment Of Hyperdynamic Chin Ptosis?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, hopefully this is my last question regarding hyperdynamic chin ptosis. I am really happy with my chin at rest, and believe if my chin was to be slightly reduced, it will make my face unbalanced.

 Regarding this chin tucking/ reduction surgery, will there be any changes to my chin? what part of the soft tissue is stripped away?

A: Yes there would be some very slight change in horizontal chin projection. And for this reason I would advise against in your case because of your stated concern. Every aesthetic procedure has aesthetic tradeoffs…be very careful about trading off one problem for another that you may dislike just as much. The correction of hyperdynamic chin ptosis works best in the female who also has some dimensional excess of the chin that she also wants changed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana