Will Intraoral Mentalis Muscle Suspension Fix Hyperdynamic Chin Ptosis?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have asked about having a submental approach to fixing a hyperdynamic chin ptosis. You have advised against having this surgery due to the fact my chin will slightly decrease, and of course, I want to preserve my chin appearance at rest.
However I have a oral and maxillofacial surgeon that only works on facial surgery and says he will only works on the mentalis muscle and preserves my chin at rest. I need to know if this is possible, as I don’t want to spend so much money on fixing something that may worsen.
A very slight decrease is fine by me, but not in a way that will make my chin look recessed in any way.
He said it is not my chin that needs fixing, it is the mentalis muscle. I’m wondering how does one suspend the mentalis muscle Without the chin being affected. Is this possible? have you done this before yourself?
My chin at rest is not protruding in any way or big.
Please can you help me with this?
A: I do not comment on other surgeon’s technique or whether what they say they can do is possible or not.
Dr. Barry Eppley