Is V Line Reversal Surgery Possible?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am looking for v line reversal surgery. V line results are not good. I didn’t ask to shave my jaw like that. My face looks shorter and narrow and uneven jawbone cut. 

I had fuller face. I want to get my face back. Please let me know if this is something you can do for me. 

Thank you

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. V-line reversal surgery is a procedure of which I have great familiarity having seen many such requests. Traditional v line surgery amputates off the vertical length of the jaw angles (ramus) and body with some form of bony chin reshaping. When people seek its partial or complete reversal they are seeking restoration of the missing vertical length of the jawline in most cases. This can only be done with a custom jawline implant design made from the patient’s 3D CT scan. While the actual bone shape before the surgery may never be known completely (unless you have a preop 3D CT scan or panorex…which many patient’s do) good estimates can usually be made.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana