How Much Can The Chin Be Lengthened With Injectable Fillers?

Q: Dr. Eppley, On Real Self I saw a few answers of yours to questions with regards to vertical augmentation of the chin. You were saying that using chin implants the chin can be vertically augmented up to about 7 mm (but no more) whereas with a vertical bony genioplasty the chin can be vertically augmented up to even 15 mm. The question I had was: from your experiences, what’s about the limit with regards to how much the chin can be vertically augmented with fillers? I’ve heard fillers are usually only good for horizontal augmentation of the chin (but not vertical) but I’d imagine that they could also vertically augment the chin to at least some degree. How much mm would that limit generally be?

Thank you for your time.

A: Injectable fillers can probable increase the vertical length of the chin by 2 to 3mms.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana