Do I Need A Standard or Custom Chin Implant?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering what I could do to get a defined, sharper chin that projects downward more. I would like a more heart/diamond shaped face.
I am content with my jaw definition/angles, but I want to project the chin and make it sharper like the model’s.
I don’t think i would need an immensely dramatic chin implant, but I’d like to know what you think could achieve the result I desire.
I’ve reviewed my options of a pre-made chin implant and a custom one, and I’m still not too sure what would suit me the most.
Could the results I desire be achieve with an off-the-self chin implant? I also wanted to know what a semi-custom chin implant is, and what is the cost of custom and semi-custom chin implants. How many millimeters of projection are ample for this result?
I’m really eager to hear what would work best for me. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to respond!
A: In answer to your chin implant questions:
1) The dimensional needs of bringing your chin forward and down with a square shape can only be achieved with a custom implant design. Most likley this is a 45 degree projection of 5mms forward and 5mms down. No standard chin implant style can achieve these type of dimensional chin changes.
2) A semi-custom implant design is using another patient’s custom implant design that may (or may not work) well for someone else.
3) My assistant Camille will pass along the cost of such surgery to you later today.
Dr. Barry Eppley