Will A Custom Jawline Implant Make My Cheeks Hollow?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am considering custom jawline implant with you that wraps around the whole including chin. I am wondering if widening my mandible would stretch the soft tissue and make my cheeks appear slightly hollow. Could you look at my photo and the model to see if my goal is possible with the jawline implant alone. Thank you.

A: That is an easy question to answer…which is no. A custom jawline implant by itself will not make the cheeks more hollow. Even with every cheek procedure that is available (buccal lipectomies and perioral liposuction) such a cheek effect is not going to happen in you. That is not a realistic goal with your natural facial shape. What those models have that you don’t have is cheeks. You have to have the facial defatting procedures and the addition of cheeks to get close to that type of facia shape change.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana