Can A Custom Jawline Implant Add Both Horizontal And Vertical Projection To The Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can a customized wrap-around jaw implant be designed to give a chin an additional vertical projection (downwards) or do one need to perform it with a sliding genioplasty for a vertical projection effect to be included?

A: It depends on the amount of vertical chin length needed as well as how much horizontal chin projection is being done. It is a balance between these two types of dimensional change to ensure that the soft tissue chin pad can wrap around and safely close over the newly projected chin. As you can see the answer to your question is more complex than a simple yes or no.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana