Will The Soft Tissue Follow The Bone Down In A Vertical Lengthening Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, my chin soft tissue is really just sitting on top of the bone and does not feel super attached. I just would like to know if you believe that a vertical lengthening bony genioplasty will cause it to move down as well.

Thank you so much for your time. 

A:Whether the soft tissue is super-attached or not it it still going to be dragged down to some degree as the chin bone is vertically lengthened. (vertical lengthening genioplasty)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana