Can The Hyoid Bone Be Raised For A Better Jawline?

Q: Dr. Eppley,Hello, I am wondering if you know of any solutions to raise the hyoid bone for a more pronounced jawline. Or if you think in my case a different jaw and/or chin procedure may work.

A: First and foremost you can’t raise the hyoid bone so that is not an option. A better approach anyway is a sliding genioplasty to bring your chin forward which will stretch out the suprahyoid muscles and give a long and more pronounced jawline. (see attached) Combine that with a submental platysmal muscle plication and the cervicomental angle will get better as well.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon