Can A Vertical Lengthening Genioplasty Make The Chin Wider And More Square?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Would you be open to performing a bony genioplasty for vertical lengthening? It is my preferred option vs an implant. Also can a genioplasty add width and squareness?

A:A vertical lengthening genioplasty is a good choice for dropping the chin down and allows for much greater amounts of lengthening if needed. However it can not make the chin wider or more square since it takes the natural chin and moves it down. It will essentially be the same chin width and shape. It would take an implant to add to it to do so.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon