What Jawline Procedures Do I Need To Get The Result For My Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in fixing the lower part of my face with a corrective chin implant and jawline custom made to obtain masculine appearance.

A:Thank you for your inquiry which your doctor forwarded along to me. In looking at your pictures and the thicker skin you have you are not never going to have exactly the ideal lower jaw shape that you have shown in your examples. But you can make considerable improvement with your naturally shorter chin and jawline. The most effective way to get the best jawline shape and more masculine appearance is a two stage approach. First have a sliding genioplasty done to bring the chin way forward and down. That alone will produce a big improvement and serves as a foundation onto which a second stage custom jawline implant could then be done to wrap around the whole chin/jawline to get the best jawline shape and definition.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana