Can Cheek And Jawline Implants Be Done At The Same Time As Orthognathic Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Please see pictures of my face attached for you to look at. I also like to ask you if I would need orthognathic surgery because it was brought up by my dentist if that is the case can I do that at the same time as my jaw line implant and cheek implants. Thank you

A: The question is not whether you need orthognathic surgery (to bring your lower jaw forward) but whether you want to pursue that route which requires before and after orthodontics as well as a total lower jaw advancement surgery. This is a discussion that is best had with an orthodontist who can assess your bite and what type of change could be done. You can’t make an orthognathic surgery judgment based on external pictures alone.

While you can do cheek implants with lower jaw orthognathic surgery you can not do a jawline implant at the same time.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana