Will A Wraparound Jawline Implant By Itself Reduce My Cubby Cheeks?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a weak chin and a jawline that while pronounced, is also quite steep. I had spoken with you through video consult previously in regards to a custom wrap around jaw/chin implant to fix my jawline along with a buccal lipectomy and perioral lipo to rid myself of genetic chubby cheeks. 

My question is would the wrap around jaw implant alone make my face look chubbier than it already is or would it stretch out may face enough to where I do not have to worry as much about fat removal?

A: The tissue recruitment effect that a custom wrap around jawline implant has comes from the neck and not the face. Thus I would not expect a cheek reduction effect to occur as a result of it. But there is always one way to be certain of that effect…do the jawline augmentation first and see how you feel about the cheeks afterwards.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana