Will Fat Removal Give Me Chiseled Cheeks and Jawline?

Q: Dr. Eppley, For my face what would be the best procedure to chisel out jawline and cheekbones? Kybella? Buccal fat removal?

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. I can certainly see why you seek more defined cheekbones, and possible the jawline , because of your long and narrow face. Your cheeks seem structurally deficient compared to your jawline so providing some increased width and prominence would create improved facial balance. As a general rule trying to defat the fat to create more defined or chiseled cheeks never works…unless one has great cheekbone structure (which you don’t) and there is a lot of fat in their face. (which you also don’t) Do not waste resources on facial fat removal…focus on cheekbone augmentation as that will have a far greater effect. Whether that would be with the use of standard or custom cheek implants is an issue open for further discussion.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana