3D Chin Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley, do I need a chin augmentation with my lower facelift? I know my chin is deficient but I am worried that it might look too big for my small face.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures and talking to you yesterday. I have done imaging with the sole purpose of looking at your chin, which is really the cornerstone of your lower facial rejuvenation. I have done some imaging looking at chin augmentation in both the horizontal and mainly vertical dimensions. Your chin is small but it more than just a horizontal shortness. It is a 3D deficiency with the vertical being more important than even the horizontal. You need a 45 degree directional 3D chin augmentation. That will help make your entire jawline look better and will really help the improvement of a jowl-neck touchup procedure. The diametric movements of the chin coming down and forward and the loose skin/deeper tissues moving up and back will make the best rejuvenative change possible.

Most chin implants produce a 2D effect on the chin. (horizontal and width increases) But specially design implants can be made that add the vertical element creating a true 3D chin augmentation effect.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana