What Will Make My Cheek and Jaw Angle Implant Result Look Better?

Q: I had cheek and jaw angle implants last year. While I think I look better, I still feel my face does not have enough definition and is still a little too round. What do you recommend that will help my facial aesthetics? I have attached some before and after pictures from my previous surgery.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I think you have achieved some facial highlights from your previous procedures but implants also add width and volume. In certain faces this can make one’s face look a little ‘fatter’ or fuller and not always provide the definition that one wants. This can be particularly true with jaw angle and cheek implants. To create some further facial refinement, I would recommend buccal lipectomies to slightly narrow the area below the cheek implants, a chin implant with a prejowl extension to smooth out the jawline better (your chin is slightly deficient and there is a notch in the jawline at the prejowl area) and possible a jowl tuck-up to remove some skin along the jawline an give it better highlights and a possible thinning rhinoplasty. The goal now is to create more definition in your face and help better highlight the facial features that you now have.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana