How Many Millimeters Projection Can I Get From A Chin Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi. I was wondering how much mm can I get as a chin implant? Is it possible to get 13,5 mm? Will this be an issue with the tissue inside my chin (to close)? 

A:At 13.5mm, which requires a custom chin implant to do, that is probably beyond what can be placed and the tissues brought to close over it. When the chin requires that amount of augmentation it is small and the overlying chin pad tissues are very tight. This is why most chin augmentations that are over 10mms have a sliding genioplasty as opposed to an implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon