Would Vertical Lengthening Jaw Angle Implants Work For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Exactly, like if we were to look at each other face to face i don’t want my face horizontally wider.(making me look more masculine) I want the difference when you look at me from the side “vertically” going lower near my back jaw to make everything a little smoother. I’ve gotten my cheeks and chin implants done but am now seeking mandibular (jaw) implants which is why I am looking to you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. What you are seeking is vertical lengthening jaw angle implants whose main effect is vertical but, by definition, have to add some width so the implant can attach to the bone. These are a standard type of jaw angle implant whose effect is for patients just like yourself.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana