What Type Of Chin Augmentation Would Work Best For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to email you in regards to the cost of a chin augmentation using either an implant or sliding genioplasty. I have a slightly recessed chin I would like to bring forward. I can provide photos. I would like some more information about the custom implant process and how that would work.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. I have done some initial imaging to try and get a feel for what amount of chin augmentation looks sufficient to you. In terms of selecting how to do the chin augmentation:

1) standard chin implants are indicated when the chin deficiency is modest to moderate in size. (like yours)

2) a sliding genioplasty is best done when the amount of chin deficiency is large or the patient very specifically is opposed to an implant.

3) custom chin implants are indicated when the patient’s aesthetic goal can not be achieved by the use of a standard implant. (e.g., very square chin shape)

Based on just this one picture, #1 seems appropriate for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana