Can A Genioplasty Make My Chin vertically Taller With Significant Forward Projection?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am inquiring about a genioplasty. I would like to make my chin vertically taller and gain significant forward projection. Ideally around 10-12mm. I would also like to hear your expert opinion on whether my entire jaw looks recessed and if I would need more invasive jaw surgery like a BSSO for example. But ideally, I am fixed on getting a large movement genioplasty. Thank you!
A: I would not be able to determine whether orthognathic surgery would be a better option for your lower jaw based on pictures alone. This requires an x-ray and occlusal assessment to make that determination.
All I can do based on these pictures is have the discussion of what type of chin dimensional changes are your seeking. To begin that discussion I have done some initial imaging of one type of change and await your response to it. But with significant forward projection increases (yet to be determined as to what significance ant means) there are limits as to how much vertical height can be done at the same time.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World Renowned Plastic Surgeon