Can A Custom Chin Implant Widen The Jawline Behind The Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to increase chin width and mandibular length and I wanted to ask based on the pictures attached which procedures could make sense. I already consulted with a few surgeons and I got varying answers and I am unsure what to do. The left side shows my current face and the right side shows the desired result. I am also not entirely sure if it’s achievable. Your input would help me a lot! Thanks!

A: What you are demonstratng by your own imagung is a vertical and horizontal incdease of the chin that extends back along the jawline but does not augment the jaw angles. (widens the jawline behind the chin) This dimensional chin-jawline change can only be achieved by an extended custom chin implant design.  (see attached implant design examples) The oinly question is how far back along the jawline from the chin does it need to go.

No form of an osteotomy can make a smooth transiiton back along the jawline from the widened chin.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon