Can My Jawline Be Made To look Like This Male Model?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to improve the look of my jawline and my lips. I am enclosing a youtube link to a male model whose lips and jawline seem to match the look I see for myself.  If you have a chance to review model Chad White’s lower face and let me know if that is possible for me based upon your imaging my photo, I would be interested to hear your thoughts. I understand that the end results won’t be an exact replica, but how closely can his lower features be matched.

A: I have taken a look at the video link and you are just one of many who have sent me Chad White’s images as their desired goal. While I think having a defined aesthetic goal is always good, it usually sets up unrealistic expectations. You nor anyone can look like he does. You can only become a better you working with the anatomy you have to get a more defined jawline and larger lips. Will your jawline and lips be better with surgery…yes. Will they look like Chad White’s….no. You and he are quite different ages with different tissues and different faces. That may sound negative but I have yet to have a male patient who comes in with model photos to ever really achieve the look they ideally want.  Using them to illustrate a point is one thing, but having them as the aesthetic target is not realistic. Using model pictures in my extensive experience is often a red flag for what will come after surgery…disappointment and subsequent (and sometimes endless) revisions of the procedure.

It is more important to focus on what can be done with your face and its anatomy rather than a model’s whose face you can never become.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana