Can I Get Injectable Fillers Around A Medpor Chin Implant?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a Medpor implant placed approx 12 years ago custom made into my chin.
I’ve not had any difficulties with it, but my surgeon should have also done my jaw too due to the asymmetry.
12 years later, I’d like filler to my chin to hide the jowls and increase it’s projections (overall shape). I’m wondering if this is too high a risk for infection?
I did have botox injections to my chin to decrease dimplings a month ago and I’m concerned about the risk from that now too, although I have no symptoms and I am well.
Hoping you could offer me advice or options?
A: I see no issues with gettting injectable fillers and Botox around the existing Medpor chin implant. The risk of infection is so low that I consider it not significant.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon