As A Female What Type Of Chin Implant Do You Recommend In My Case?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have been recommended 3 different chin implants, flowers mandibular globe, pre-Jowl chin and conform extended anatomical in either medium or large. I was wondering what you would recommend for me pls I have a 10mm difference between chin and bottom of nose But I don’t want to end up with a big mental crease or make my cheeks look more flat than they are?
A: Technically with your chin deficiency I wouldn’t be recommending an implant at all. I would be recommending a sliding genioplasty for a chin that is greater than 10mm in horizontal deficiency and has a backward slope to it. (which by definition means it is already vertically long enough and putting an implant on it will make it even look longer)
But in looking at an implant approach I would not be using any of those chin implant styles as they all have wings to them and will make a female’s chin too wide. A modified anatomic style (which has no wings) and has been modified into more of V-shape and is secured higher up on the chin bone with double screw fixation is what is needed to provide some horizontal augmentation and prevent your chin from becoming longer or wider.
A female chin likes is very prone to poor aesthetic outcomes when surgeon’s treat it like a man’s and try to do too much for it.
Dr. Barry Eppley