Can I Get Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) If I Have Facial Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, You are the most experienced and informed regarding facial implants in my opinion. Do you know if one can receive ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) if they have chin and jaw implants? Thank you for your time. Best regards

A: I know of no contraindication to receiving ECT with facial implants in place. The implant material is not a conduit or block of any electrical current.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana