Do I Need To Dissolve My Fillers Before Getting A Custom Jawline Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello! I currently have fillers in my chin and jawline. I am considering geting a permanent custom chin/jawline implant but I was wondering how long I would need to wait since my last treatment of fillers before i am eligible for implant, or, if there is a certain protocol (dissolving, waiting a certain period of time, etc.) Thank you!

A: Good question. As a general rule I usually do not ask patients to dissolve their fillers before custom facial implant surgery. They do not interfere with the implant design process nor the surgical placement of the implant. Whatever fillers are left at the time of surgery, the trauma of surgery will quickly dissolve the remaining fillers present.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana