What Is The Best Way To Vertically Lengthen My Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, What type of vertical chin lengthening procedure do I need?

A: The correct vertical chin lengthening procedure depends on three factors; 1) how much vertical lengthening does one need, 2) shape of the lengthened chin, and 3) whether one prefers an implant or prefers to move their own bone.

Assuming #2 and #3 are not relevant issues it comes to #1 in which 5mms or less of lengthening can be done by an implant but anything greater than that requires a vertical bony chin lengthening procedure. To help you think about those potential changes the attached imaging shows a more modest effect with an implant vs a stronger effect with the bone lengthening procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon