Can A Medpor Chin Implant Be Removed Without Damage?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I previously contacted you to inquire about getting a Jaw Implant as seen in your Youtube video. I had a Medpor chin implant in 2004 which was attached by a screw. I wanted to know can the implant be taken out without damage. My understanding is that tissues grows into the Medpor implant and would be hard to remove.

A: Medpor chin implants can be safely removed and is very common for me to do in patients ‘graduating’ to a custom jawline implant. A 3D CT scan is needed both for implant design but also to determine the proximity of the existing chin implant to the mental nerves.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana