Jaw Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a jawline implant I am a 50 year old male in good shape. I had liposuction under my chin for the first time at age 35. About ten years ago I had a neck lift and liposuction under my chin. At 50 years of age, I am interested in a Jawline implant and tightening of the platysma muscles which seem to be sagging. Additionally, the skin under my neck is just a bit saggy. I would like a 90 degree cervico-mental angle, similar to Rob Lowe without the protruding chin. I would rather get this done while I am younger so it won’t look so dramatic after the surgery? Can anyone tell that one has had jaw implants?

A: I need to know whether you mean jaw angle implants or a total jawline implant. I believe you may be referring to a total wrap around jawline implant which can be combined with a submentoplasty procedure for the optimal jawline-neck shape change. Such jaw implants are not detectable unless they are overdone or look obviously disproportionate to the rest of the face. They require a preoperative 3D Ct scan for their custom fabrication.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana