How Can I Fix My Crooked Chin Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, my face is getting increasingly crooked as I think my implant is displaced. it feels like its sitting on an angle. i would like a video consultation to understand what went wrong and my options now. I feel awful and it doesnt look good. its also hurting a little where the implant sits very high.

A: I assume you are referring to a chin implant since you didn’t specifically say what implant. Based on your preoperative chin recess one can debate whether an implant was initially the best choice. But that being said I think it is clear that it has an asymmetric positioning. If we wanted to have a clear indication of exactly how the implant is positioned a 3D CT scan is needed. But there are several important pieces of information I don’t have. (incision used for placement, implant material, implant style and size)

But as overview there are three secondary chin augmentation options:

1) Reposition the current chin implant

2) Remove and Replace with New Chin Implant

3) Remove current chin implant and Replaced with Sliding Genioplasty

Such decisions would be based on how you feel if the chin implant you have in did not have any asymmetry.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon