Is A Chin Implant Good For A Backward Slanted Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have been thinking about getting a chin implant for awhile now and have started the process of making it a reality. I still want to look like myself, but I’m very self conscious about my profile due to how my chin slants.

A:With a horizontally short but long and retroclined chin position, a chin implant would not be the correct chin augmentation procedure. (it will lengthen an already long chin) A sliding genioplasty is the better aesthetic choice as it can bring the chin foreward as well as vertically shorten it in the advancement process. (see attached imaging)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon