Which Chin Implant Is Best For My Chin Implant Replacement?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a small anatomical chin implant five years ago and am seeking a revision. I want additional height and projection to the chin without looking too boxy along the jaw. Can you tell me which would work better? The flowers mandibular glove chin implant or the vertical chin lengthening chin implant?
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. If your description of a small anatomic chin implant is accurate this means you have a central chin style (no wings) implant of 6mms horizontal projection. Your pictures show no compelling need for any significant vertical chin lengthening. While it is not clear how much more horizontal projection you desire, the large or x-large mandibular glove chin implant should suffice.
Dr. Barry Eppley