Will Mentalis Muscle Resuspension Work For My Lower Lip Sag?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had 3 genioplasty operations and the most recent (the third) is because I had orthognathic surgery 5 weeks ago where surgeon had to do double jaw surgery and insisted I needed genioplasty again because of the new position of my jaws, and my face is still swollen from it.

But the issue is, I feel I have too much lower teeth show and want my lower lip to lift up like 3 or 4 mm, along with the chin pad. Could mentalis muscle resuspension work for me? I heard the success rate is not good?

The surgery was in Korea and he used titanium screws in my chin and jaws. Here is a photo and video to demonstrate the lift of chin pad and lip I want, is it even possible?

A: You are correct on both counts….mentalis muscle/chin pad resuspension is the proper corrective approach for your resultant lower lip sag  and it has a high rate of failure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana