How Is Female Chin Augmentation Different Than In Men?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in female chin augmentation but have some concerns. Many before and after pictures that I have seen show chins that look too strong to me with too much horizontal advancement. I am a 27 year old female and want to do something to improve my weak chin/jawline. Take a look at my attached profile picture and tell me what you think.

A: Female chin augmentation is different both aesthetically and in implant designs that what is done on most men. This side view picture makes it infinitely clear as to your chin concerns. In a female chin that is deficient, the critical question is how much horizontal advancement is desired AND what happens to the width of the chin as it comes forward. In women the chin should become more narrow or triangular as it is advanced forward. This can be done by either a sliding genioplasty or central button chin implant style. I will need to do some computer imaging to see how much chin change you are looking for. In women, less is always more when it comes to chin augmentation in most cases.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana