Will Mentalis Suspension Improve My Lip Incompetence?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have lip incompetence and chin ptosis after chin implant removal and soft tissue reduction surgery, all via a submental approach. Can a mentalis muscle resuspension help in my case?

A: Mentalis muscle resuspensions rarely work when done alone. They have a better chance of success when combined with a small implant placed on the chin which encourages soft tissue adhesion like a Medpor or Goretex material.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana