Can A Custom Midface Implant Work For My Case?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! I had an underbite growing up. It was fixed by braces but still my lower jaw is still protruding. Dentally, I am edge on edge but skeletally and aesthetically, underbite. My cheeks are weak too. I am looking for other option aside from jaw surgery. Came across with your cheek maxillary implant, do you think it’d work for me?
A: You have correctly surmised that , as long as you can accept the edge-edge bite relationship, a custom midface mask implant is the correct surgery to improve the projection of the entire midface including the cheeks.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon