How Can I Get A More Model-Like Facial Features?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a young women and very interesting in doing a few procedures with you. I’m going for a face with more “modelesque” features with the appearance of more prominent bone structure. I don’t want to look too masculine or sharp. I have a decent bone structure but there’s still baby fat in my face which I believe covers it, it’d like it to be stronger and keep my youthful look and don’t want to remove any fat if I don’t have to. 

I’m looking to get a custom zygomatic-orbital rim implant, custom jaw angle implants, and a sliding genioplasty with you. If fat removal is necessary than I may consider that too depending on your inputs. Roughly, how much would this cost? 

I have a mild recessed chin. I want a more defined bone structure so I can look more sultry and modelesque. I’ve provided photos of women with such bone structure. I’m not looking to replicate them , simply get a result with a likeness to them.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures to which I can make the following comments:

1) The jawlines you are showing can only be achieved by a custom jawline implant. Those are linear and connected jawlines between the chin and jaw angles. That can not be achieved by separate procedures on the chin and jaw angles even if the jaw angles were custom made. Economically it makes more sense to have one custom implant made that can do the entire jawline.

2) Since I do not have a full view of your face it is hard to say what type of ‘cheek’ implant you need. Most likely you may mean a cheek-arch style implant rather than an infraorbital-cheek implant as the goal is to get that linear higher cheekbone look.

3) There may be a role for a buccal lipectomy to help the desired cheek look.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana