Will Jaw Angle Implants Help My Jawline Look More Defined?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am going to get a facelift and chin implant at the same time. In remaking a new jawline (or a rejuvenated one), I thought that maybe jaw angle implants would be beneficial as well. Do you think it would give my jawline more definition?

A: My concern about jaw angle augmentation in your face is that the only effect it may have would be to make it look bigger/rounder/more fat. Your tissues are so thick over the parotid gland/jaw angle area that it would provide no definition and just bulk. And the last thing you need is more bulk/width in the posterior part of your face. Jaw angle implants work best in a thinner or already more defined face where the outline of the implants can be better seen. Jaw angle implants are not just about adding bulk. That result is often not helpful, and even detrimental, to the aesthetics of a fuller face.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana