Custom Jaw Implant
Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in having a custom jaw implant to have a wider, more symmetrical and defined jawline.
I, however, don’t live in Indianapolis so am unsure as to the process of getting this done. Do I need to come to Indianapolis more than once? Or can I just send the CT scan that I have already done, have Skype consults and only come in once?
In terms of timing I have a tight schedule with uni. Ideally I would be hoping to get this done in January but am unsure if this is realistic with your schedule and time required for everything to be ready? How long does it take for the designing and the printing of the implants? When would your next availability for such surgery be?
If everything works out, what is the next step to move forwards with the implants?
A: I have many patients from all over the world who come in for custom jaw implants. Except for the surgery, all related matters can be handled by email, phone and Skype. You can get the 3D scan that is needed for implant design and fabrication where you live and I can order it for you.
It usually takes 3 to 4 weeks for the implant to be designed, fabricated and shipped for surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley