How Can I Get My Chin More Projected, Wider and Vertically Longer?

Q: Dr, Eppley, I’d like to get started on the process of consulting and booking with you. I am very interested in a form of genioplasty (chin shield?) which could improve the chins height, width, and projection. I currently have 2ML of chin filler injected earlier this year. 

I am on the fence about lateral commisuroplasty and submentoplasty, and would love to hear your thoughts on how beneficial they would be for me. My mouth is narrow for my face but the risk of scarring scares me, and I believe I genetically have a low hyoid bone and am prone to storing submental fat.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. There are numerous bony and implant methods for chin augmentation not all of which can produce identical three dimensional chin augmentation changes. Since you have specifically mentioned all three dimensions (projection, height and width increases), such 3D changes can only be done by an implant, specifically a custom designed implant. But before we get into how your chin augmentation should be done, let’s first begin the discussion about what exact chin shape changes you are seeking. In that regard I have attached some initial computer imaging to begin that discussion. (see attached)

As for the ancillary procedures, combining chin augmentation with submental liposuction has obvious benefits and there would be no reason not to do so. You have said all I need to know about the mouth widening procedure…the best way to avoid the risk of adverse scarring is not to do it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana