How Can I Have A More Defined Jaw and Neckline?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in neck liposuction, revision rhinoplasty, and cheek augmentation. I want to get rid of neck fat, define my jaw and neck line, straighten nose-one side of nose is bigger, and add volume in mid- and lower cheeks and under eyes. I have attached pictures for your review and assessment.

A: In looking at your pictures and your areas of interest, I can make the following comments/recommendations:

1) You jawline is ill-defined because your chin is both horizontally and vertically short. This makes your lower face look very deficient and creates a lack of any jawline definition. What you would ideally benefit from is a vertical-lengthening chin osteotomy which adds lower facial height and creates a more obvious jawline. This will also improve the appearance of a fuller/fatter neck although some submental liposuction done with the chin procedure would complement that improvement.

2) Your nose shows numerous secondary rhinoplasty issues. I do not have the benefit of knowing what you looked like before but I see issues relating to lack of upper dorsal height, tip asymmetry/thickness, nostril asymmetry and a deviated columella.

3) The need for volume in your cheeks and lower eyes is a bit perplexing to me. I see no benefit to lower eyelid volume augmentation. Perhaps with the chin lengthening, more volume in the lower cheeks (submalar implants) may be aesthetically beneficial to you. I have left those areas unimaged so you can see the other more important areas of facial change first.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana