Is There A Non-Surgical Method To Make My Chin Less Square? (Chin Desquaring)

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a mentoplasty to shave done a bone (almost spurlike) in order to lessen its size and pointiness. My chin now is a little more square due to scar work, age and tissue. I am interested to see if fillers/botox can soften my jawline with a little less squareness to the chin..

A: The squareness of a chin is not going to be improved by Botox (a muscle relaxant) or injectable fillers which will just make it bigger by adding volume. When you just depoint a chin it will, by definition, become wider…unless the depointing procedure also made an effort to desquare it as well.  Desquaring it secondarily requires tapering the sides of the bone….another surgical procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana