Can A Custom Jawline Implant Be Done With An Indwelling Chin Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 25-year-old male and I have two quick questions for you. The first is the approximate cost of a custom jawline implant. If it varies depending on certain factors, then just a general idea or an average cost would be great to know. Secondly, is it a problem if my chin already possesses the horizontal projection that I desire? In other words, if I only want to add to my jawline–but not to my chin projection–is this a possibility? (I have already had corrective orthognathic surgery and a genioplasty, but my jawline is still very weak).

A: In answer to your custom jawline implant questions:

1) The cost of a custom jawline implant is fairly standard and I will have my assistant Camille pass along the cost of the surgery to you tomorrow.

2) Having an indwelling chin implant with adequate projection does not make it any easier or harder to design and place a custom jawline implant. The existing chin implant serves as an established anterior set of dimensions which is incorporated into the new implant design.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana