What Type Of Chin Implant Do You Recommend?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I hope this email finds you well. I am interested in a non-custom chin implant of about 7.5mm, or whichever size you would recommend for my face. I also have a bit of asymmetry where my chin skews toward the left and is especially visible from the front, which I’m also hoping to correct. Based on these details and the photos attached what do you recommend?

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. I would probably use a Mandibular Glove style chin implant of which the size options are either 6.0 or 8.0mm. When it comes to the asymmetry all that can be done with a standard chin implant is to deliberately shift it more to the right…which may lessen the asymmetry. How much to shift it to the right would depend on assessing a panorex x-ray and determining preop how much the central point of the chin is deviated to the left.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana