Can A Sliding Genioplasty Be Combined With A Custom Jaw Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question. Is it possible to have a sliding genioplasty for the chin and create a custom wrap around jaw implant together. Reason I ask is that I think I need vertical length in my chin and it’s my understanding that chin implants only give horizontal lengthening.”

A: Combined sliding genioplasties with custom jawline implants are not uncommon. They are done when the desired chin augmentation dimensions, usually vertical, exceed what the soft tissue chin pad can safely cover. This usually is done when the combined vertical and horizontal augmentation dimensions exceed the combined number of 12.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana