Jaw Angle Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in jaw angle implamts. Here are some photos to give you a general idea of how I look.  All things considered my jawline doesn’t look all to bad in these photos. My main concern is definition, I’d like there to be a more defined separation between my neck and head while at the same time improving the angularity of the jaw, helping to balance the look of my large nose while improving my overall appearance, namely in the area where the ear appears to connect to the jaw.  I’d like this to be a subtle change, one that is additive while not altogether making me look entirely different, rather an improved version of myself. I’m actually very excited to hear what you think of all this and any recommendations are very welcome.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. By your description and the pictures, it appears that you are referring to jaw angle augmentation….and that appears to be largely about width. Your jaw angles appears to have adequate vertical length. Standard widening jaw angle implants would appear to be sufficient for your aesthetic needs. Although I would point that your result is not going to look like Tom Cruise’s jawline afterwards.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana