Why Didn’t Chin And Jaw Angle Implants Create A Straight Jawline From Front To Back?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have recently had a medium Terino style 1 chin implant and medium lateral jaw angle implants, with another surgeon. I wasn’t happy, and I had the jaw implants removed a week later. For some reason the 2 implants didn’t seem to go together, the jaw implants made my chin look like it was recessed again, and the sides of my jowls looked very narrow, even though they improved the back of my jaw. I now wonder if it was the chin implant I should have removed and replaced instead. I wonder if it was the combination of sizing that was the problem, I want to have a strong jaw that flows all the way to the back. I have a thin face and the sides of my chin, near the corners of my mouth, still look very  narrow. What could be done to solve this problem? Thanks

A: Standard chin and jaw angle implants rarely overlap and, even if they do, will rarely ever make for a straight jawline from chin to jaw angle. That is beyond what they capable of doing. When a patient agrees to have off the shelf stock implants they should know that is the look they can not achieve. Only a custom-designed one-piece jawline implant will provide a straightline effect from front to back because it is made to do so.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana