Should I Get An Implant or Osteotomy for Vertical Chin Lengthening?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I currently have a chin implant in (Vertical Lengthening Chin in Medium). It is an okay result, but there are visible ridges and it doesn’t provide as much vertical lengthening as I would like. from my research, I think either a vertical lengthening genioplasty or custom chin implant would be a better option. I am looking to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eppley. I am interested in his opinion on what would be best for my desired results. 

A: The decision between a custom vertical lengthening chin implant and a vertical lengthining osteotomy is determined by two factors: 1) how much more vertical chin lengtheninng do you need, and 2) is there a need for chin width or a specific chin shape. Once these two parameters are known then the decision between the two chin lengthening options will be clear.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon