Will Chin Augmentation Fix My Tight Smile?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to know if a chin surgery is the solution for my case. I have a kind of small chin but is really protruding specially when I smile, I actually feel difficult to smile like I have to make a big effort with my chin muscles. Also I dislike the dimple on it, i would like you to help me.

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. While you have a smaller chin you also have a deeper labiomental fold and a central chin dimple. This suggests tight musculature which is why it feels difficult to smile. While your smaller chin can be slightly augmented my concern would be whether that would make your smiling issue even more difficult. Thus I am uncertain whether chin augmentation for you is worth that risk. You could, of course, treat the chin dimple by fat injections.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana