Q: Dr. Eppley, Thank you for your reply. I am interested in modifying my cheeks and chin. My cheekbones are very prominent and a bit too wide. One cheek (the one without the mole) is particularly big. I am looking to see if cheek reduction would be a way to correct the size and asymmetry.
As for my chin. I would like to increase its vertical length to make it more proportional to the rest of my face. I would also like to even out its shape and make it more square.
I’ve attached a current pic of me and a morphed pic of me to illustrate what I am hoping to achieve.
Please let me if what I described is achievable, if you have past experience doing a similar case, and what the estimated costs would be to get this done.
A: Thank you for sending your pictures with the excellent imaging. What you are seeking to achieve can be done by the two procedures you have mentioned, cheek-zygomatic arch reduction and a vertical lengthening bony genioplasty. Having done a lot of both of those types of facial osteotomies I think you could come close to what you have imaged. The most challenging aspect of your case is to improve your cheek symmetry despite both being reduced.
Dr. Barry Eppley