Jawline Augmentation

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in jawline augmentation.I’m really curious what is possible in my case and what procedure is needed to realize it. In my side picture, it might be a little hard to see because of the beard, but when I bite my teeth, I have a receding chin. On the front picture, it’s a bit odd, but my facial shape is quite narrow. This combination for me results in zero jawline definition, a double chin and an unbalanced face from both the side and front view. I really hope you could help!

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Even with your beard in side profile, it is clear you have a very short jaw and a narrow jawline resulting in a thin v-shaped face with a convex profile. As part of this type of facial development your cheeks are also correspondingly flat. To adequately correct your facial shape a jawline augmentation can be done using either a custom jawline implant or you could have a combination of a sliding genioplasty with jaw angle implants. Your cheeks can be addressed using cheek implants that provide a high malar augmentation with an infraorbital extension.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana