Is My Chin Implant Too Big For My Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Had a chin implant last year, unhappy with results. It looks too square and I have jowling. I also had buccal fat removal and FaceTite. Would like your expert opinion on what is best for me. Thanks!

A:While I don’t know what you looked like before the chin implant and what style/size chin implant was placed, but it is clear whatever was used does not fit your face. If the horizontal projection provided by the chin implant is significant (more than 6mms) then I would replace it with a sliding genioplasty which will make it more narrow and help thin the thicker tissues above and behind the chin. Whether that bony genioplasty needs to be a mini V line version for maximum chin narrowing effect I can not yet say. You would also benefit by microliposuction treatment of the perioral, jowl and lateral facial areas. These are areas that are not affected by a buccal lipectomy which only benefits the upper cheek area.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana