Does A Chin Wing Osteotomy Produce A Superior Result Over A Sliding Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am having a sliding enioplasty with you next week and I wanted to hear your thoughts on if a chin wing osteotomy would make more sense for my case.

I am not looking to have my jaw gain vertical or width, but would a Chin Wing osteotomy make my results look more natural? It also sounds like there’s more risk or side effects from having the Chin wing so it might not be worth it compared to doing a genioplasty.


A: A sliding genioplasty and a chin wing osteotomy are done with some different aesthetic objectives. One chooses the chin wing osteotomy for the purposes of adding vertical height to the chin and front half of the jawline…an objective but your own admission that you are not seeking.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana