How Can My Jaw Be Enhanced To Make My Face Look Less Narrow?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 26 year-old Middle Eastern male and I want to change the shape of my face. I think the problem is my lower jaw. My bite is good but my chin seems to be short. I have a very long and thin face with a real narrow nose. If my jaw is bigger in some way I think my face would look less long. I have attached some pictures so you can tell what you think I need.
A: Thank you for sending your photos. I can see your concern about jaw enhancement. You have a very long and thin face with a slightly retrusive chin. Enhancing your jawline will help make your face look not so long. There are three highlight areas of the jaw to change, the chin and the two jaw angles. Bringng your chin forward is needed but it is also important to not have it become more narrow as its horizontal prominence increases. That will only continue to make your face look long and narrow. The chin shape should get wider or more square as it comes forward to help increase lower facial width. That will counteract the current longer face width. Jaw angle width needs to be increased but the jaw angles should not be made vertically longer. Again, the importance of increasing lower facial width.
To achieve these objectives, I have done some imaging (attached) showing a square chin implant and width expanding jaw angle implants.
Dr. Barry Eppley