How Can I Fix My Chin Implant That Was Done At The Time Of A Facelift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am post facelift ( one month) with my 3rd chin implant.  The implant just doesn’t seem right and I would like you to give me your opinion on what size I need. I feel it’s too wide and not feminine at all .  The prior implant shifted off the bone and was creating problems with smiling.

A: The most common problem in female chin implants is they are too wide (extended wings) and have too much projection. Many surgeons use the extended anatomic style for reasons that escape me. This style chin implant coupled with malposition off the bone (due to lack of screw fixation) magnifies the problem.

You can most likely modify the implant you have and secure it firmly in position to achieve a more desired result.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana