Can Medpor Chin and Jaw Angle Implant Removals Cause Complications?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I currently have Medpor jaw & chin implants, I’m getting them removed next month. I had them installed 2 years ago. The reason I’m getting them removed is because I am starting to develop sleep apnea & need double jaw surgery however the surgeon I am going to told me that the implants must be removed first. Will I suffer any bone loss or complications from implant removal?

A: I can not provide a qualified answer based on a description alone without any knowledge of your implants or their history…nor should I. These are questions that are best answered by the surgeon who is going to do the actual procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon