Is This Type Of Chin Implant Result Possible?
Q: Dr. Eppley, thank you for responding to my last message, you said with custom chin implant, it is possible to achieve this result.
Is there a way for me to know whether my soft tissue can theoretically hand this kind of immediate change?
I also went to a mirror and used a mirror to side of my face, and put a ruler to my chin, my ideal forward expansion of chin would be at most 10mm (ideally if I get an implant, it should line up right below lip when my profile is perfectly horizontal axis as shown in both photos).
From my observation, my skin is pretty elastic and youthful when I squeeze my chin area to imagine an implant result.
A: Since you have provided a reasonable estimate of how much dimensional change is needed (10mm horizontal movement), I can say with added confidence that such a change is within the possibility of an immediate implant placement. My general rule is that the amount of stretch provided by the ‘average’ soft tissue chin pad can tolerate a total number 12 to 14mm, which applies to any combination of dimensional change. (horizontal + vertical) Since your chin augmentation need is right below that number I know by experience that adequate incisional closure can be obtained with a 10mm horizontal chin implant.
Dr. Barry Eppley