Can I Get A CT Scan Before And After A Genioplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Do you have any CT scans of before and after a genioplasty. Or is it possible for me to get one? Also is it possible to eventually take the titanium plate and screws out?

A: In answer to your questions:

1) I do not routinuely get before and after CT scans of  genioplasties. While they would always be interesting to review that is an expense the patient would have to bear.

2) One can always remove their hardware as early 3 to 4 months after the surgery if the patient so desires…but no patient has ever yet done so.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana