Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a chin implant, jaw angle implants or both. I believe chin implants/jawline implants come in different dimensions or sizes? Would it be better to do one procedure at a time? What face shapes are good candidates for this type of procedure?
A: A chin implant and jaw angle implants come in a wide variety of styles and sizes so there is a range of changes that can be done. The purpose of computer imaging is to first see whether these type of facial changes and their magnitude is what someone is looking for. Different implants will create different degrees of change.
When it comes to elective facial surgery, you do the procedure in which you are absolutely convinced is needed. Any procedures in which you are uncertain you wait and see how the first procedure affects the facial area of uncertainty.
The best candidates for chin augmentation is just about any face because it is a ‘edge’ or profile procedure that would improve any face in which the chin is short. Conversely, jaw angle implants work best in thinner faces where their effects enhance or skeletonize the face as opposed to a fuller or rounder face in which it may just make it more bottom heavy.
Dr. Barry Eppley