Facial Reshaping

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in facial reshaping surgery. I really don’t like my face and want to change pretty much everything like jaw/chin, browbone/forehead and nose. But the things I don’t like most is the chin/jawline, the nose and brow bone. I would like to have a bigger jaw and the chin and bottom lip to be pushed forward a bit. The small hump on my nose removed and to have a bit wider nose. And the brow bone I would like to be more prominent and cover my eyes more, something similar to what you did on a guy in one of the photos in the photo gallery on your website. And the forehead to be more square and straight. Do you think its to much, what would you change? How big are the risks of the end results looking weird? Is there a way to predict what i would look like without having to meet you personally and do a 3D facial scan?

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your facial reshaping pictures. Many of the changes you have indicated can be done (forehead/brow bone, nose, and jawline) but a few of those changes can not be accomplished. (lower lip coming forward which only happens with an advancement of the entire lower jaw since that is tooth-driven and the nasal widening with hump removal)

I have done some imaging looking at the following:

Forehead-Brow Bone Augmentation

Infraorbital-Cheek Augmentation (it wasn’t on your list)

Hump Reduction Rhinoplasty

Chin-Jawline Augmentation

The key about ‘not ending up looking weird or unnatural’ is based on the degree of facial changes being done. This becomes particularly relevant when multiple facial structures are being augmented.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana