Will My Deepened Labiomental Fold After A Sliding Genioplasty Get Better With More Healing Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I’m about 11 weeks post op from a 7mm horizontal advancement sliding genioplasty and have been left with a very deep labiomental fold. Not only that I feel as if I am a bit recessed still. I have been told to give it 3 more months of healing and that it should get better, but I just don’t see it getting any better with time. What are my options for fixing this? Should I get a revision or am I will that not make a difference with my deep labiomental fold?

A:Your deep labiomental fold will not improve with more time and healing. No soft tissue depression ever gets better with more time. I would agree that your chin projection remains horizontally and a bit vertically short. But that comment is made without knowing what you looked like to start and what chin bone movements were done intraoperatively.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon