Do You Make Custom Jawline Implants To The Patient’s Liking?

Q: Dr. Eppley, does you make the custom jawline implanst for the customer’s liking?. My forward growth and maxilla is not recessed, but I would like my implant moulded to look aesthetically pleasing. Most pictures I have seen are quite good but too masculine. Does you mold them to make them “sharp” and “angular” ?

A: All custom face and skull implants are designed in a cooperative manner with the patient. I don’t just create implant designs that look good to me…as that is not whom will be ‘wearing it’. You have to design implants to try and accomplish the patient’s goals which requires considerable input from the patient. While not every custom facial implant can always accomplish precisely what the patient wants. But a much better chance of having the patient satisfied with the result is if they are involved in the design decision-making process.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana