Weak Chin and Jaw Asymmetry

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m 23 and always had a weak chin and jaw. I had an extra large chin implant last year. Although it was an improvement I still don’t have much of a jaw definition. My concerns are the following: 

1) Jaw Asymmetry. My left jaw is longer then my right jaw which gives my face an asymmetric look. I like profile pictures taking from my left side much more. I was wondering if a genioplasty could be done to correct this even though I already have a chin implant. 

2) No jaw angles. Would like to look into possibility of jaw angle implant. 

A: Thank you for the clarification on your facial concerns and sending your pictures. In answer to your questions:

1) A chin implant never creates jawline definition so that was never a realistic goal with the type of facial implant surgery.

2) A genioplasty will not correct a jawline asymmetry. In fact it has an equal chance to make it look worse as it does to make it look better.

3) With your jawline asymmetry and lack of jaw angles in conjunction with an indwelling chin implant, your best chance of a more complete and successful jawline augmentation is going to be with a custom total jawline implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana