Which Would Be Better For Me A Sliding Genioplasty Or A Chin Wing Osteotomy?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m looking at sliding genioplasty or chin wing osteotomy. I originally was most interesting in jaw surgery bc I have a slight lisp when I speak along with a recessed maxilla. …..but it depends on how long braces would be on. I just finished smile direct and my teeth are straight and my bite seems to be normal. Would love to get in contact! … I currently have jawline and chin filler in my pics which I’m dissolving soon.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures to which I can say:

1) You are not a candidate for orthognathic surgery as your bite is fine and you have normal facial bone balance. You have an aesthetic jawline deficiency.

2) You are not a candidate for chin wing osteotomy as that procedure does nothing for the jaw angle area and you do not have a vertical jawline deficiency.

3) Your options for total jawline enhancement are either a sliding genioplasty combined with vertical jaw angle implants or a custom jawline implant, each of which has their own advantages and disadvantages.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana