Muscle strain & asymmetry after chin reduction (sliding genioplasty) and submental lipo - will this heal on its own? (Photo)
1 year ago
After lower jaw surgery in 2012 (BSSO), still wasnt happy with overall appearance. Class III was fixed, but my chin was still too prominent. I had an intraoral sliding genioplasty w/ chin lipo 6 weeks ago & Im concerned. The right side of my chin is a lot more numb than the left. The muscles on the right side of my chin pull down or strain when I smile, resulting in a flattened depression and dimpling. Is this an issue with the mentalis muscle? Depressor muscles? Nerves? Will it heal on its own?
Doctor Answers 1
Thank you for your pictures. The true definition of mentalis train is straining of the muscle to keep the lips together at rest . This is due to an abnormal bite. Your bite has been corrected and you had an additional sliding genioplasty. Your contour deformity probably is a result from scar tissue within the muscle. This should improve over time.
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