How Much Facial Slimming Can Be Achieved?

Q: Dr. Eppley, My face is really chunky and rounded and just full. I would really like to have a slim face with  defined cheekbones and a square jaw. I was curious about whether any types of would be capable of altering my facial features. Also if I have facial surgery can I get liposuction in various areas consisting of belly, butt, back, and male breasts, thighs, and arms.

A: In regards to your face slimming desires, the first most important is whether any significant slimming effect with better definition can be obtained. Not all face types can be converted into those desired changes. I would need to see some pictures of your face to determine what may be possible. Fat removal procedures can have some mild to moderate facial slimming effects. Skeletal augmentation such as cheeks, chin and the jawline often produce more profound facial changes.

When it comes to liposuction in men, by far the most common areas would be the abdomen, flanks (love handles) and chest. Thigh, arms and back would be very uncommon requests. (quite frankly I have never had a male request for liposuction in those areas my entire practice career) This raises the question of what your overall weight and body type is. I would be curious to see pictures of these areas of body concerns to determine if liposuction is the appropriate treatment.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana