How Is Chin Augmentations In Women Different From That In Men?

Q:  Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a better chin and jawline. I am a 28 year-old female and I have always thought my chin was too short. I am fairly tall (5’ 9”) and my short chin gives me somewhat of a short-faced look that becomes particularly apparent when I smile. I know chin augmentations in women are not that common but I think I really need it. I have attached some pictures for you to review and tell me what you think.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. While the pictures you have sent show you smiling (which distorts the chin area somewhat), I can still see your concerns about a small chin. I have done imaging showing a 5 to 7mm horizontal advancement in side view and a central or button style chin implant in frontal view to give it more of a tapered look which is more aesthetically pleasing in a female’s chin. I think this size and style of chin implant gives your lower face better balance and shape.

Actually chin augmentation in women, while less common in numbers than in men, is not that rare in my experience. How chin augmentation in done in women, however, is different in the amounts and shape of the augmentations as what defines an attractive female chin is different than that of men. It is more than just a simple horizontal measurement.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana