The patient is a 22 year old female who underwent orthodontia to try to correct an imbalance in the shape of her mouth and face. It was unable to correct her long face and receding chin. A chin implant could add projection, moving her chin forward, but it could not shorten the length of her face from the top of her head to the bottom of her chin.
Therefore, through an incision in her mouth, the chin bone was both moved forward and shortened from top to bottom without the use of any implant. The follow-up photographs were taken 2½ months after her surgery.