Will A Custom Jawline Implant Make My Male Face More Handsome?
Q: Dr. Eppley, My goal is simply to become more handsome and aesthetic. Ideally, I would like to like to acquire typical male model aesthetics, i.e. strong chin and jawline with high cheekbones and low facial fat. Although, I know there are limits to what surgery can do, so I’m trying to keep my expectations in check.
I was assuming that the ideal chin width would be relative to the rest of my face. That’s why I was considering jaw and cheeks implants at the same. I suppose I’m a little concerned about changing my chin to match the current dimensions of my face, then changing other parts of my face at a later stage.
I have considered starting by fixing the chin, then using fillers to enhance the cheeks and jawline to get an idea of what my face will look like with additional implants.
Based on your experience working on male faces, what would you recommend to approach the typical features of a handsome male face?
A: I would agree that if you just change the chin it doesn’t really match the rest of your jawline. The typical approach most patients take is to the whole jawline (chin and jaw angles) with a custom jawline implant and then see how they feel about the cheeks later. Although I have just as many patients, if not more, that just jump in and do it all at once. It is really a question of comfort as to a staged vs a total facial reshaping effort. There is no right or wrong way, it is based on the patient’s comfort level.
Dr. Barry Eppley