Can I Switch Out My Vertical Lengthening Chin Implant for a Square Chin Implant?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have gotten a Vertical chin implant and was satisfied with the horizontal projection but the 45 degree angle vertical projection , I tried to like it but feel like I did not need the extra vertical or 45 degree angle look. My question is, if I switch the implant to a Terino square chin implant, will I lose the vertical height and 45 degree projection length and have almost the same horizontal length projection of the chin implant.
A: With the chin pad stretched out at 45 degrees I would be aware that switching to a pure horizontal projecting chin implant with the same horizontal projection may leave some loose tissue vertically. Whether that is significant can only be known by doing it.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon