What Is The Best Approach To Correcting My Chin Asymmetry?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi – I am very bothered by my asymmetric chin and have been unsuccessful in identifying the best solution for this. I was initially advised a chin implant but think I have too much on the longer side and am scared to add more. 

A: You are correct in that subtraction is the best approach to your chin asymmetry not addition. (see attached) This is best done through a submental approach where the inferior border of the chin can be reduced. 

In reality your chin asymmetry is not just localized to the chin, it extends much further back along the jawline as well. Ideally a 3D CT scan would be beneficial for preoperative planning to both measure how much bone should be removed as well as to how far back the resection should extend.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana