How Can I Widen My Jaw Angles And Cheeks Without Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’d like to know if this kind of facial look could be achieved through osteotomies and/or fillers. Or maybe osteotomies plus fillers. I’m a bit scared about the implants infections. The first two photos are about me, the third photo the model look I’d like to achieve, augmenting jawline and zygos (ogee curve). I’d like also ask if my face/midface could be shortened.

A: Since you have provided only a front view the most major change appears to be that of the jaw angles. Short of implants temporary injectable fillers would be the only option to widen your jaw angles or augment the cheeks areas. Short of a subnasal lip lift (which you do not need) there are no midface shortening procedures.

The one caveat would be that of the zygomatic sandwich osteotomy (ZSO) for the cheeks. But there is no osteotomy to widen the jaw angles.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana