How Is A Small Chin/Jaw Shave Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to inquire about a small chin/jaw shave. I would like to have a slightly more heart-shaped face and a less prominent jaw. I also have some slight asymmetry. I’ve attached a photo below. 

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. I am not certain what you mean by a ‘small’ chin/jaw shave. I envision from a jaw angle/jawline standpoint that would mean a literal shave (cortical bone burring reduction) which I think would be effective for your purposes. For the chin usually just shaving is often not that effective. The most effective chin narrowing procedure is a t-shaped osteotomy in which a little extra length could be added as well as narrowing which would create the most effective facial reshaping change. (see attached)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana