Can A Custom Jawline Implant Provide A Better Looking Lower Face Than My Existing Chin Implant?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a chin implant which, while offering some improvement, leaves me wanting for more. How much more different would a custom jawline implant make?
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. You do have a small lower jaw both in projection and width that is disproportionate to the rest of your face. I have done some imaging looking at just one potential type of jaw augmentative change. In answer to your questions:
1) The chin implant would only be removed during the jawline implant placement. For the implant design the chin implant is digitally removed. The size and shape of your current chin implant will be seen in the 3D CT scan.
2) The only relevance of having a chin implant in place and still having the chin deficiency you have is that it is possible you may be better served by removing the chin implant and getting a combined sliding genioplasty and custom jawline implant. This would depend on how dimensionally deficient your actual real chin is and what projection/length you want from this new total jawline augmentation effort.
3) Once I receive a 3D CT scan of your face I will be in a better position comment on whether #2 is the needed approach or not.
Dr. Barry Eppley