Facial Reshaping Surgery

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in facial reshaping surgery. I need to create width in my face, especially the lower half (in my opinion). Please let me know what you think I would most benefit from. I have attached pictures of my face for your review.

A: Thank you for sending all of your pictures. I have taken a careful look at them and have done some computer imaging to detriment what type of facial reshaping surgery might be best for you.. As you know you have a long thin (skeletonized) type face due to low facial fat volume. But you also have a high mandibular plane angle with vertically short jaw angles. All of this put together gives a long thin face with little facial width. I can see the benefits of vertical lengthening jaw angle implants that add some width as well as submalar cheek implants to fill out the buccal/submalar hollows. This is clearly seen in the attached computer imaging.

I do not see the need for any chin augmentation as your chin width and projection looks adequate. (and does not look better when I image chin augmentation on you with the other changes)

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana