Reversal V-Line Jaw Surgery
Q: Dr. Eppley,I’m a 26 yearr old woman from South Korea. I want to do custom facial implants for two sides of my kaw. I had a bad surgery two years ago and they cut off my two sides of jaws way too much and also sliding my chin upward which made my face look unproportional. I want to augment my jaws line. Any suggestions?
Here’s my history of surgery… I had lower jaws surgery by Maxillofacial doctor in 2005 as I had protruded lower jaws. The doctor moved back my lower jaw about 5-6 mm so the result was very subtle. In 2013 I had two sides of my jaws cut off and my chin sliding in front. (V-line jaw surgery) My face looks unproportion. I have protruded chin than before my first
surgery and I don’t have jaws angle!
Now my desire is to have a proportion face and less protruded chin.
A: Thank you for sending all of your x-rays. You had the classic V-line jaw surgery where the jaw angles are removed and the chin is narrowed and advanced forward. To totally or partial reverse your prior surgery, you would need vertical lengthening jaw angle implants and a setback bony genioplasty. This is the classic ‘reversal V-line jaw surgery’ that I have done any times for those patients who find that their new face is now disproportionate.
Dr. Barry Eppley