Will Rhinoplasty and a Chin Implant Make Me Look More Masculine?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am seeking a rhinoplasty and chin implant. I am transgender and looking to enhance how masculine my face appears as well as improve it aesthetically. I’ve considered buccal fat removal or cheek implants, even liposuction to my chin/jaw area, so I was wondering if you agreed with that assessment. (that it would improve my appearance aesthetically)

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. I have done imaging looking at chin and nasal dorsal augmentation for their potential facial masculinization effects. In terms of achieving those changes the debate is between implant vs rib graft for the nose and implant vs sliding genioplasty for the chin. I would certainly agree that the defatting procedures of buccal lipectiomy,, perioral/facial and submental liposuction would be of benefit in facial slimming/contouring and would be complementary to the nose and chin augmentation efforts.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana