Sliding Genioplasty

Q: Dr. Eppley, I will eventually be having a cosmetic surgery to correct my recessed chin and have started to look into the nearest and most reputable institutions that perform sliding genioplasty surgery. Yours was one of the most promising I have come across thus far and will likely be one that I consider. I would like to know, based on the two pictures I have sent (very limited information I know), what type of procedure you feel would be most efficacious. I feel that my chin is adequate in terms of height and structure and the only improvement necessary is postural. I would greatly value your assessment.

Thank you for your time should you choose to read and respond to this.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Your chin is of adequate height but still a bit horizontal short because you have a fairly steep mandibular plane angle. The most aesthetic treatment would be a sliding genioplasty to bring your bony chin forward with a slight bit of vertical shortening. (which you can aesthetically tolerate. Computer imaging would confirm to you how that chin change would look so you could determine for yourself if such a change is beneficial.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana