Custom Jawline Implant
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a custom jawline implant. I have a weak jawline. I have had braces in the past so I do not think it is related to an overbite. My face is vary narrow and I am hoping that I can add some lower jaw width. I really like that you are trained in maxillofacial surgery and your results are beautiful. I have attached some pictures and am open to suggestions and would like to get a quote. I have also attached photos of my aspired look. I look forward to hearing back from you!
A: Your face is narrow and your jawline or lower third of your face is your weakest skeletal feature. It is short in both jawline width and chin projection. The best method to achieve the ideal pictures you are demonstrating is through a custom jawline implant. That is the only method to get the desired facial width and have a smooth shape and transition from the chin back to the jaw angles. Standard chin and jaw angle implants are another option but are suboptimal as their effects will be a bit unconnected and not smooth…which is really crucial to the jawline look you desire. A custom jawline implant is the proven ideal method to improve the balance of the lower third of your face to what lies above it.
Dr. Barry Eppley