Will PRP/Steroid/5FU Injections Help With Tightness After A Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a sliding genioplasty 7 years ago and have had tightness for years and recently figured out I have adhesions under my chin. I had an area of hair loss under my chin in the beard where there are adhesions. However, with massage of the area for the last few days I’ve noticed the adhesions seem to be improving and also the beard hair is growing back (after years!). Is there any utility in PRP/steroids/5-fu or is just continuing to massage the area best. I also was going to look into surgery but think now perhaps that’s not necessary.

Appreciate your help.

A: There is certainly no harm from massage or any injectable therapy around or into the sliding genioplasty site. Time will answer the question about their long term effectiveness.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana