Custom Jawline Implant

Q: Dr. Eppley,I am interested in the custom jawline implant because I had a mentoplasty and I am still not satisfied with the result. I want to have a much stronger jawline and I think this is the way to go. or maybe just jaw angle implants might be enough so I would like to discuss what would be the best solution for my case.

You can see in the pictures even though they were taken after the mentoplasty my chin is still pretty weak and the jaw line is a mess. a weird bump formed because of the implant which is why I liked the idea of the full custom jaw implant.

I am also a bit curious about how that one is placed. I know the angular jaw implants and the chin implants are relatively simple procedures because it is a small incision inside the mouth in both cases. But with the bigger implant I’m curious as how you can get the whole thing in.


A: For your information even standard chin and, in particular, jaw angle implants are not simple facial implant procedures. Do not let the small size of the incision and or its location belie the challenges for a successful implant placement and outcome. That difficulty is ratcheted up for a custom jawline implant even though the identical incisions for standard chin and jaw angle implants are used. There are a variety of techniques for placing custom jawline implants that I have developed to keep the incision lengths down to acceptable size.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana