Can A Septoplasty Be Done At The Same Time As A Custom Jawline Implant?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am just curious about the custom jawline implant option vs a standard chin and jaw angle implants. I feel I have a very weak chin and would like to enhance that and the jawline. Im curious how long this procedure takes? Cost? Cost if performed with a septoplasty? Are there any issues with having a wrap around implant vs the more widely done jaw and chin pieces? Materials?
A: The question you are fundamentally asking is which would be better….standard chin and jaw angle implants or a one-piece custom made jawline implant. The answer to that question is the same for everybody…. a custom jawline implant is always superior because it is made specifically for the patient from their 3D CT scan and it is all connected as one piece. This allows for more controlled aesthetic outcomes and less risks of implant asymmetry. The only reason to ever do three separate standard chin and jaw angle implants is cost. If the patient can not afford the custom implant approach then they have no choice but to use standard implants.
Either jawline augmentation approach can be with a septoplasty.
Dr. Barry Eppley