Can A Sliding Genioplasty Be Done That Also Widens the Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was thinking of having a genioplasty I would like to bring it forward as well as widen/broaden it I was thinking maybe 4mm forward and 2-4mm broadening but I’m scared if I broaden it 4mm and bring it forward 4mm It will look the same but broader (still recessed if that makes sense)

Question 2 (this question is referring to the photo attached).

is there any way to prevent this from happening in my genioplasty?

A:I am not sure I understand the premise of your question. If you bring the chin forward and widen it it is not going to look more ‘recessed’. But what I think you are really referring to, as indicated by the red dots in your picture, is that is where you see the chin as narrow and that is exactly where widening the chin will NOT affect. It widens it centrally not laterally. Only a custom chin implant can reliably create horizontal chin projection as well as increased lateral chin width.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon