What Type Of Chin Reduction Do I Need For A Long Boxy Chin?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I’m very insecure about my chin. I feel that it is very boxy and long. I like the side profile but do think it’s quite long. I wanted to know if you think vertical genioplasty is needed in my case? I would like a shorter and rounder chin.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. If the goal is to have a slightly vertical shorter chin that is less boxy there are two types of bony genioplasties, an intraoral osteotomy approach and an external submental ostectomy (shaving) technique. There are advantages and disadvantages with either approach but both methods would work in your case.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana