Will Liposuction Combined With A Chin Implant Give Me A Thinner Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in combining a chin implant and facial liposuction for making a round face thinner. I want to have normal shaped face, but also would like a skinnier face overall if possible? And are results permanent because I can get puffy just by taking a shower, so I am worried that my face is not stable and will that interfere with my surgery results. Thanks for any advice 🙂

A: Your desire for a slimmer face is actually based on a deficiency in your lower face not too much fat. You have little little fat throughout your face as you can see your cheek area is fairly thin and flat. The facial shape problem is that your chin is both horizontally and VERTICALLY short. As you can see in the attached imaging , when the chin is brought forward and lengthened, your face overall looks thinner. Thus making you have a thinner face is not based on liposuction fat removal but a very elongation of the lower face done through either a chin implant (vertical lengthening chin style) or a sliding genioplasty. (opening wedge type)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana