Can Jaw Angle Implants Be Placed At The Same Time As Orthognathic Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I have a question about jaw enhancement surgery and chin enhancement surgery. If a patient was approved for orthognathic surgery to correct overbite/overjet, could they also while enhancing their jaw later and or at the same time of surgery have jaw implants as well combined with orthognatic surgery as well as genioplasty and chin implants. Thank you.

A: You can not have jaw angle implants or a total jawline implant placed at the same time as orthognathic surgery that involves a mandibular sagittal split ramus osteotomy. This will have to await a healed mandibular osteotomy result. However a sliding genioplasty or chin implants can be done at the same time as any form of orthognathic surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana