Will A Sliding Genioplasty Help The Look Of My Jawline?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I am a young female 117 lbs and 5’5. I’ve always had a very round fat face despite being very skinny everywhere else. I think one of the main reasons for this is my recessed chin. I’ve been looking into genioplasty and chin implants, but i’ve read that through genioplasty it can also help my jawline. My dream results would be a pronounced jawline and normal chin that matched my weight (I feel like Ariana Grande is a very good example). I don’t know if such drastic changes would be possible with just genioplasty or if I would need filler or liposuction. I currently live in Texas, but so have heard such amazing things about you, so I am willing to make the commute.

A:I don’t think there is any question that a sliding genioplasty (10mm plus forward movement is the preferred chin augmentation procedure and would make a world of difference for you. That combined with some midfacial defatting (buccal lipectomy and perioral liposuction) with make a major facial transformation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon