Will Jaw Angle Implants Make My Face Look Longer?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a female and have a steep jaw angle which makes me look witchy from side. I think I may have a long face as well. Would getting jaw angle implants make my face look longer because I do not want this.

A: The best way to answer that question is by computer imaging. Lengthening the jaw angles with implants will increase your posterior facial height but whether that will create a longer look to your face would be best determined by imaging predictions. It obviously will not change the length of the front part of your face but how it would affect the perception of the overall face is very important to viualize. Seeing is convincing…one way or the other.

Please send me some pictures to image.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapoolis, Indiana