How Can A Long Chin Be Shortened?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a very long chin that completely throws off the rest of my features. I live in Arizona and can’t seem to find a good MD in the California/Arizona area. I wanted to know if you could recommend someone for the procedure, or if not, suggest the feasibility of going out there for the procedure. What would be the downtime/ballpark costs for vertical reduction in the chin length? Thank you for your help.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. It sounds like you need a vertical reduction wedge chin osteotomy.  As a ballpark range, the cost of a chin osteotomy is around $6500. We have many patients that come in for surgery from all over the world so this is a common experience for us. You may also feel free to send me some pictures of your face for my assessment to determine your suitability for this procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana