Can A Custom Chin Implant Create A Longer More Square Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I already have a chin implant in place. But it doesn’t give me the length and definition I was hoping to get. With a custom chin implant can I get a much longer and tighter (square) chin which is protruding. 

Can you also give me an estimate of the recovery period? 

Thank you!! 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. Based on your picture and stated goals, you need a 45 degree type of additional chin augmentation with a very square design. I would estimate that an additional 5mm vertical length and 5mms horizontal projection with a 35mm square width would probably suffice. How much more that is than your current implant achieves I can not say since I don’t know what you have implanted. And there is always the issue of what you see as more significant which is going to require some computer imaging to determine the actual magnitude of change you seek. To do so I would also need a front view picture to at least do two dimensional chin prediction imaging.

The recovery from a chin implant replacement should be identical to your initial chin implant placement.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana