Side Profile Enhancement (Chin and Jawline Augmentation)

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in side profile enhancement. I am really insecure about my side profile, I know I want to do something about it, but I’m not sure what the best course of action is! I would like to have a less receding chin and defined jaw line (I’m not overweight). At the moment I’m leaning towards fillers in my jaw/chin and kybella but would it end up being more cost effective as opposed to jaw reconstruction or chin implant? Any advice or personal experience is greatly appreciated! 🙂

A: When it comes to side profile enhancement, you must define your profile goals as either chin or jawline augmentation because they are different. Fillers or a chin implant are the options for chin augmentation. Fat reducing by injection (Kybella) or liposuction can remove submental fat which will be a favorable adjunct to the chin augmentation. Thus the non-surgical approach of fillers and Kybella has a role in subtle to modest chin augmentation efforts. However neither a surgical or non-surgical chin augmentation approach will improve your jawline. That requires different procedures for which fillers, Kybella and even a chin implant will not achieve. To augment the whole jawline more defined (chin and jaw angles) it all must be augmented with implants. Whether this is using standard chin and jaw angle implants, a sliding genioplasty with jaw angle implants or a custom jawline implant requires a more in-depth discussion.

Dr. Barry Eppley

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