Chin Implant Revision

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a chin implant revision. I had the chin implant placed three years ago. It’s not a huge issue for me, but I think it should stick out a little more to be more proportionate with my lips and nose. Also, from the front I feel like it looks kind of square. Ideally, a little more narrow in the front if that’s possible? As far as the jaw implants, I just want to have definition. I definitely don’t want to look masculine. I just want my face not to melt into my next like it does now.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. Your existing chin implant is still abut horizontally short, sits vertically high on the chin and is most definitely very square. Your chin implant revision should provide more horizontal projection (about 3 to 4mm), be positioned a little lower and be of a style that provides a more tapered chin look from the front view. It appears that your initial chin implant was placed using an intraoral approach. Your chin implant revision can be done in a similar fashion.

Your jaw angles are high and some vertical lengthening of the jaw angles with just a bit more width would complete your jawline makeover.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana