Will Submental Chin Reduction Make My Chin Less Square?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question about chin reduction through the submental approach. From a lateral view, the protruded chin should be brought to the level of the lower lip. However, from the frontal view, what changes can we expect? Will the shape change considerably? If the patient wants it, could the shape of the chin be preserved? For example, keep a square chin square after the bone reduction.

Please advise

A:In a horizontal chin reduction the bone is reduced back and its shape can either be maintained or changed based on the patient’s aesthetic desires. Keeping a square bony chin shape is a predictable outcome.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon