Can A Chin Implant Fix Sagging Jowls?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to ask you a question about chin implant pricing. I am 54 years old and have a recessed chin and sagging jowls. I want to do a chin implant (referably the one that provides both vertical and horizontal lengths) along with jaw angle implants, and I was wondering if you could give a quote for those 2 procedures separately and together and provide some insight on whether or not that would improve sagging jowl problem.
A: Most forms of chin or jaw augmentation are not an adequate treatment for sagging jowls. These are structural procedures that will enhance the bone but will not provide much if any improvement for sagging jowls. That is best treatment by a jowl tuck up or some form of a neck-jowl lift procedure.
While separate standard chin and jaw angle implants can be done they are associated with a relatively high risk of asymmetries given that they are three separate implants. Combined chin and jaw angle augmentation is best done with a custom jawline implant where the risk of asymmetry are less and it has a more powerful influence improving overlying soft tissue sagging.
Dr. Barry Eppley