Will Jaw Angle Implants Help Widen My Lower Face To Match My Cheek Width?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I feel my chin is strong and I like my cheekbones, but they are wider than my jaw rami. I would simply like to add width to the lower third of my face by jaw angle implants. How can that be done? I have attached some pictures of my face so you can see what I mean.

A: I can see by your pictures as to exactly what you mean by narrow jaw angles compared to the rest of your face. Since I do not know what your jawline looks like from the side, I can not tell if it is just a width issue or a combination of width and some vertical lengthening. That distinction is critical in choosing the right style/design of jaw angle implants. Your have stated that you only need width so I will assume for now that is the only jaw angle dimension increase that you need.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana