Can I Get All The Fat Out Of My Face For A High Cheekbone Look?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in custom implants for my chin/jawline. and also for cheek augmentation. I am hoping to achieve a more chiseled, high cheekbone look, so I would also want all of the fat removed from my cheeks, and under my chin. 

My other area of concern, that I would like to consult with you about, is my nose. I had my 1st rhinoplasty when I was a late teenager and my 2nd one just 7 weeks ago. Adding length & changing the angle, of a short pug nose isn’t easy.

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures to which I can say the following:

1) The jawline and cheek augmentation concept is straightforward and will help your face the most.

2) You can’t take out all of the fat from the cheeks or under the chin. You can take out some (buccal lipectomies, peorioral and submental liposuction) but not all. This effect is synergestic with the cheek and jawline augmentation.

3) The nose imaging shown is not realistic. You can’t drive down the tip of the nose that much as well as make as thin as shown. It takes a rib graft to supply the cartilage needed to drive the tip of the nose as much as possible.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana