Why Didn’y My Previous Chin Implant Get Rid Of My Turkeyneck?

Q: Dr. Eppley, First off just to inform you that I have been dealing with this since I was 19 yrs old, I am 46 yeras old now. I was born with a very weak chin. I never told anyone and always wondered why I took horrible pictures. Took me many years to figure it out that my jaw was not there. Been ripped off as one doc did needles in my neck and liposuction in 1991 and still had a turkey neck. Then I had a chin implant in 1996 and still had a turkeyneck after. I am a police officer and when people want a pic with a police officer I turn them down. I hate this. Is there any help? I do weight  train & cardio but nothing changes my neck. I just entered on the computer  about weak jaw for men and your site came up.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sharing your very personal story. Until I see some pictures of you it is hard to know whether you have a very underdeveloped lower jaw although your description sounds very much like that is so since you have had this issue since you were very young. Your prior chin implant may not have been successful because the volumetric dimensions that it added were way inadequate, not that the concept of it was wrong. Significantly lengthening of the jawline and chin will also provide improvement in the turkeyneck appearance as the jawline becomes longer, a neck angle becomes more apparent. Please send me a front and side view of your face for my further assessment.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana