Is A Chin Wing Osteotomy Or Custom Jawline Implant Be Better For Short Face Syndrome?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I think I have a short face syndrome. How can I treat it, I’ve turned 19 recently and I am thinking about getting a surgery in 2-3 years, cause I feel pretty bad having this short chin, also my face doesn’t look harmonious at all because of this, What surgery would you reccomend Dr Eppley? I attach 2 pics, side and front, I would be very happy with your reply, cause I know I want a surgery, but I’m not sure what surgery would that be.

A:With your very short lower third of the face and flat mandibular plane angle you would need either a chin wing osteotomy or custom jawline implant. Either one will differentially vertically lengthen the entire jawline, greatest at the chin and less so as it proceeds back to the jaw angles. Such a treatment approach presumes that orthognathic surgery is not an option. (which I can not say just based on your external facial pictures)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana