What Type Of Implant Is Needed For A Female Chin Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve seen you on real self and seems like you are great with chin implants/surgery. I’ve had a consult with a couple other surgeons…one of them imaged my chin too big. The pic looked ridiculous! I’m wanting to know what you recommend for a female chin augmentation like myself. The other surgeon suggested a 2 or 3 mm implant. I have a chin dimple also. Would the chin implant cover the dimple? If so that would be great because I don’t like the cleft. Thank you!

A: The key to your female chin augmentation, which is not rare for females, is to not use a male chin implant approach. Your chin needs about 3mm (maybe 4mm) horizontal AND some vertical increase as well. That will work best with your vertically shorter total facial height adding more total facial length in a subtle fashion. In addition chin implant should not be round but have a more tapered shape to it to keep the new chin ‘slim’. The chin implant may push out the chin dimple/cleft but I wouldn’t count on it. It is best supplemented with a small amount of injected fat right into the dimple at the same time.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana