Can An Anatomic Chin Implant Give Me A Pointy Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, As for my chin, I’m not so worried about the profile aspect of my face, so bring my chin forward isn’t so important to me. It’s more of the front view of my face. I’m not really interested in getting a sliding genioplasty. I’ve done a lot of research on it, and it just seems too invasive and adds many more complications than what chin implants do. I’ve spoken to other surgeons, and some recommended a older type of implant called a “button” implant. Since it tends to produce a more pointy chin. Or a custom cheek implant to produce more definition in my face, would have narrow my face a bit more. 

A: In answer to your chin augmentation questions:

1) Implant options are either a custom chin implant or a hand carved v-shaped anatomic implant.

2) A button or central style of chin implant can used but it would have to be hand carved into almost a v-shape as it is otherwise a round implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana