Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to achieve a radical but natural look. My main problem is that I was born with a bad bone structure. I want a bigger chin, jaw implants to make my face more square, high cheekbones (but natural i´d like to know if fat grafting would be an option), and I see some irregulaties in the form of my forehead and i like to look uniform. Is it possible to correct it with a natural and safe filler? I also think that some liposuction under my chin will help me to create a better facial profile. I have attached some pictures of myself for imaging these changes. Thank you so much.
A: In reviewing your pictures I see that the deficient bone structure is really isolated to the short lower jaw/chin and a forehead that slopes backward. I would agree that a chin augmentation using a square chin implant, and jaw angle implants that both widen and lower the angle would compensate nicely for the lower facial bone deficiency. The jawline improvement would be enhanced by submental and neck liposuction. From a cheek standpoint you can certainly use fat injections. Another fat alternative is to remove part of the buccal fat pads and use this as a ‘cheek implant’, serving the dual purpose of malar augmentation and some submalar contouring. Fat injections could also be used as a forehead filler as well for any irregularities. The attached imaging illustrates some of these potential facial reshaping changes.
Dr. Barry Eppley