Is A Chin Implant or a Sliding Genioplasty Better?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a 34 y/o male interested in improving the horizontal projection of my chin and the contour of my chin/jawline overall. I’ve read about both chin implants and sliding genioplasty, is there one you would recommend more in my case for superior aesthetic result? Would liposuction be of any benefit in combination? Photos attached. No prior surgery.
A:With a chin that has a horizontal deficiency of 10mms or greater and is rotated backward (long) the best procedure is a sliding genioplasty to bring it forward and make sure it becomes just a bit vertically shorter. Submental liposuction is always concurrently beneficial to achieve the best cervicomental angle improvement.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon