Custom Jaw Implant for Wider and More Defined Jawline
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?
I understand that the price of custom implants can vary considerably but what would be an estimate for the total cost (including your fee, the implant production, the GA fee, hospital fee etc..)?
A: In answer to your questions:
1) You only need to come here once for the surgery. You send the 3D CT scan to me from which your custom jaw implant will be designed. All preoperative consultations will be done by Skype.
2) The design and fabrication of a custom jaw implant takes from 4 to 6 weeks to complete. So January surgery is very possible.
3) My assistant will pass along the cost of the surgery to you next week.
Dr. Barry Eppley