Facial Reshaping

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in facial reshaping surgery. I am a female and am 25 years old. I really don’t like my face but I don’t know whats wrong with it. My forehead is too small, my cheeks are huge and my jawline doesn’t exist or maybe its my chin. Its like too long and wide and my nose is fat. I just want to know if it is possible to change the shape of my face.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Much can be done with your face in terms of overall facial reshaping. Your forehead is small because of the low hairline and it lacks projection and convexity. A forehead augmentation can be done to build out the forehead which will also have some effect on increasing the distance between the eyebrows and the hairline. Cheek reduction can be done by osteotomies to narrow their width and projection. Your chin can be vertically shortened and narrowed. Your nose can also be made thinner/more narrow.

When you put the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin changes all together at once then a facial reshaping change will be seen.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana