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