Will My Labiomental Fold Get Deeper If I Have Chin/Jaw Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a young male that’s looking for some changes to my chin/jaw. I would like to have a more masculine and chiseled jawline and chin (I have included some photos of the type of result I’m looking for, as well as my own profile currently). I was considering a chin implant however I am aware that my labiomental fold is already quite deep, and I do not want to make this more apparent. 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. If your goal is to undergo chin/jawline augmentation and not make your labiomental sulcus any deeper then you are not going to have any augmentation procedure. The labiomental sulcus is a fixed anatomic structure. By definition then any form of chin augmentation will make it somewhat deeper so this is unavoidable. There are concurrent strategies (fat injections) to treat the labiomental sulcus at the time of chin/jawline augmentation to try and prevent that adverse aesthetic change.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana