Chin Reshaping

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in chin reshaping surgery. I have attached a picture of asemi-famous internet woman with a great chin (and probably slightly over-filled lips). I did edits to the photos to show what I think would look good on me to the best of my limited abilitie).  Something more feminine, generally, and that would reduce the overall narrowness and length of my face.  In fact, the most fitting surgery descriptions I’ve found are often “feminization” surgeries for trans women. 

Looking forward to discussing it with you.

A: Thank you for sending your picture and providing clarification as to chin reshaping goals. Your imaging results are quite good and helpful. There are two methods of such chin reduction reshaping. One option is the intraoral t-shaped genioplasty. This is the workhorse of the well known V-line jaw reshaping. It can probably achieve about 50% to 75% of the result you are showing. The result you are showing goes fairly far back behind the osteotomy lines of this type of bony genioplasty. The other option is a submental approach which allows for the creation of a straighter line along the bottom of the jawline which can go further back. This would probably come closer to that look but does so with the addition of a scar under the chin.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana