Q: Dr. Eppley, I just wanna start off by saying, I love your work! I wish I lived in the same state as you to visit your office for a consultation for facial reshaping but unfortunately I’m not. Anyway, I really would like to know if I am a good candidate for a chin implant and jaw implant. I have a round (moon) face and I desire a square face. is it possible for me to obtain that facial structure ? I know you can’t tell me if it’s possible or not because you haven’t seen my face yet but I’d like to email you some photos of my face for a virtual consultation , so please get back to me as soon as you can – thank you!
A: In looking at your pictures the correct facial reshaping procedures for your moon face are a sliding genioplasty (not a chin implant) and jaw angle implants for skeletal augmentation and facial defatting through submental/neck and perioral liposuction as well as buccal lipectomies.
A chin implant would be the absolutely wrong procedure to do for your chin because you need both horizontal and vertical lower facial lengthening. This is a critical element of changing your facial shape. It will also help your neck contour by pulling out the underlying neck muscles.