Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in learning more about jawline augmentation by the wrap around implants, I don’t think I need customs ones however so are there any that have been premade? I currently have a triangular face but aiming for a more U shaped, masculine shape, will this be possible? also what is the cost, i have attached picture of what I currently look like, and another of what results I am aiming for.
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your imaged pictures which shows a smooth confluent jawline augmentation effect back to the jaw angle areas. It would require other facial views of imaging to see the full 3D jawline effect that you seek. One view alone does not provide all the information needed.
While your jawline augmentation needs are modest by my standards, that does not mean it is easy to achieve. Getting such a smooth and even effect is always most assured by a custom jawline implant made from the patient’s 3D CT scan. Only by creating an implant that naturally expands the shape of the jaw can such a smooth effect be seen in my experience. Standard chin and jaw angles implants are what is known as spot augmentations which are fine if just the chin and/or jaw angle area needs a specific augmentation. But smooth and confluent jawline augmentation effects do not come from the use of standard implants not specifically made for the patient.
I will have my assistant Camille pass along the cost of the surgery to you on this coming Tuesday.
Dr. Barry Eppley