What Is The Best Way To Narrow My Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Lateral Chin Ostectomies – Narrowing the Broad or Wide Chin…. Saw article about this from you and it felt like something I am interested in. I feel my chin is too wide (the actual fatty part of the chin should not be as long horizontally). I always felt like making it more V shaped would look good. How does this differ from V shape surgery? I want my chin more pointed and narrow. Curious how imaging would look to. I have had a chin implant/buccal fat removal before but this is something that really interests me.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. How to narrow your chin is based on an understanding of why it looks wide…and that is because it is vertically short. So while the chin can be narrowed at its current vertical height (see attached prediction), it is more effective to vertically lengthen it as well. (see attached second prediction) This is known as ‘mini V line’ surgery, technically known as a combined vertical lengthening and narrowing chin osteotomy. (also known as the T-shaped bony genioplasty)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana