How Can I Restore Facial Harmony After Double Jaw Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 35 year old female.I already had a double jaw surgery several years ago and I do not like my face since…I have the feeling my bone structure is not right.After double jaw surgery my cheeks went away, a very prominent chin appeared and it is obvious now that I do not have jaw angle.

Now, I would like to know which are the solutions / implants to get so as to get a global facial harmony. Could you please help me to find out?

A:You do have a very high jaw angle which makes your chin appear overly prominent. Vertical jaw angle implants is the conceptual approach to that jaw shape problem. (see attached image)

“Missing’ cheeks also be augmented although double jaw surgery is not known to negatively affect the shape of the cheeks. (cheekbone reduction surgery is)

The definitive preoperative step given your surgical history is a 3D facial CT scan which will not only show the shape of your facial bones (and hardware) but also is the platform from which the implants are designed to treat it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon