Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 28 year-old male, fairly thin, with concerns about my facial profile. I feel that I have both a weak chin and jawline and have some concerns with mandibular vertical height as well as width. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have attached some cell phone pictures for you to see what I look like.
A: I have taken a look at your photos and can offer the following comments.
1) I do agree that your chin does have some moderate horizontal deficiency as well as a touch of a vertical deficiency as well. (short vertical anterior height)
2) Your jaw angles show good vertical length (posterior vertical height) and no deficiency in that regard. I do agree that there is some width deficiency in the jaw angles however.
Taking these two pieces of information would indicate that the correct surgery would be lateral jaw angle implants and a square chin implant that is positioned as low on the inferior border of the chin as possible to gain a few millimeters of vertical height as well.
Dr. Barry Eppley