How Can I Get Rid Of My Double Chin and Make My Jawline More Prominent?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My aesthetic concern is that when i look down my jawline disappears and i have a double chin, even from a raised head I have a slight wobbly double chin despite being like 145 5’10”.

I was wondering if off the shelf implants would work because I do not need to look like a movie villian, though I’d like to go for as dramatic off the shelf implants as available.

A: The difference between custom vs standard chin/jawline implants is not that one creates a more dramatic effect than the other one. It is more about controlling the implant design/dimensions before surgery and making the implant to specifically fit the patient’s anatomy. This potentially lowers the risk of certain aesthetic complications.

That being said in lieu of a custom jawline implant the other options are a standard chin/sliding geniopasty with standard jaw angle implants. Given your chin recession and the submental fullness a sliding genioplasty would be more effective at resolving these issues than a chin implant because of the forward pull of the chin bone on the submental musculature.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana