Can Chin Reduction Shorten And Straighten My Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to schedule a consultation for chin reduction. My chin is too long and slightly asymmetrical. I am from out of town. If surgery goes as planned how many trips will I have to make to see you in person?

A: Your pictures show a chin that is somewhat vertically long and has some asymmetry with a left-sided deviated chin point. The correct way to shorten and straighten your chin in through an intraoral genioplasty with an asymmetrical wedge removal for shortening and realigning the chin point. This is a procedure that takes about one hour under general anesthesia. You could return home within 24 to 48 hours. Any followups would be done by e-mail or Skype just like you are making this inquiry. Expect some substantial chin swelling afterwards that will take about 4 to 6 weeks to see the final result. Sutures inside the mouth are dissolvable so there is no need for their removal.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana