How Can I Correct My Flat Midface?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a young Asian female. My main concern is I have prominent chin and my mid face is flat , I had braces when I was a teenager, now my bite is correct , but I still have a crescent moon side profile . I ‘d like to got consultation to get a better opinion on is it possible to achieve result to the photo with the help of paranasal implant and jaw reduction surgery . I attached the before and after pictures also my X ray , I am wondering if the after results are possible?
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your front view imaged picture. Certainly a single (paired ePTFE paranasal implants alone) or double stacked (paranasals + premaxillary overlay) implant can nicely augment your central midface as your imaging has shown. For the jaw reduction there are numerous techniques to do it and which one is best for imaged result remains to be determined but at the least an intraoral t-shaped chin reshaping procedure is needed.
Dr. Barry Eppley