Laser Lipo Jawline

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in learning more about laser lipo to attain a more defined jawline.

I have attached photos from a frontal, side angle and profile view for you to better assess if my request is a good approach to achieving my jawline goals. I am specifically trying to target the skin under my chin to prevent further aging that would require a more in depth surgery later down the road. 

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I can clearly see your jawline concerns and what is masking your jawline is thicker soft tissues, not necessarily an underlying bone deficiency. I do not believe you can achieve your ideal goals by laser lipo jawline surgery but you can certainly obtain improvement. To do so you are going to have to do a maximum soft tissue reduction approach. This would include jawline and submental liposuction, buccal lipectomies, perioral lipsouction and masseter muscle reduction. This is the most soft tissue reduction you can do around the lower facial skeletal structures and is what I call a facial derounding technique.

In addition I would not get infatuated with laser liposuction. It sounds like it is better than traditional liposuction but in my experience it offers no significant improvement or recovery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana