Can Hydroxyapatite Cement Be Safely Used For Jawline Augmentation?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Speaking hypothetically, if one wanted to augment a part of their jawline or even their whole jawline with Mimix hydroxyapatite bone cement, would that be an issue,from a vascular standpoint? Would the blood supply to the bone be jeopardized?

A: Concerns about the blood supply to the bone by performing jawline augmentation with bone cement is irrelevant as it has a rich blood supply from its endosteal intrabony source. What would be a concern, and a 100% probability of problems, would be the irregularities and overall lack of a successful and smooth jawline augmentation result from trying to apply a bone paste through the limited exposure of acceptable extra- and intraoral incisions.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana