What Type Of Jawline Enhancement Method Would Make Me Look Better Than Just A Chin Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, 1.  Am interested in an overall approach to address my weak jawline/chin and nasolabial folds. I had a smaller chin implant over 20 years ago, but I am certain that advances since that time could provide me with a better overall result.

A: I have received your pictures and done some initial imaging predictions. Knowing that you have a chin implant in place with your high jaw angles indicates how short your lower jaw really is. Substantial improvement can come by changing all dimensions of the jawline, not just the horizontal position of the chin. There are two fundamental approaches. A sliding genioplasty combined with an extended chin-jawline implant overlay with vertical lengthening jaw angle implants is one option. The second choice would be a custom total wrap around jawline implant made from a computer-generated design off of a 3D CT scan. There are advantage and disadvantages with either method. Either approach takes it way beyond what the simplistic approach of ‘chin augmentation’ would achieve by looking at a complete jawline enhancement. As you know, your lower jaw issue is not just a simple isolated chin deficiency.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana