Does Having A Custom Jawline Implant Make A Jaw Harder To Fracture?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How much time will the custom wrap implant take to settle (heal)?  How durable are the implants(what if some hits me hard or I fall down)? 

A: In answer to your custom jawline implant questions: 

1) The setting or healing from a custom jawline implant involves multiple phases which to the patient is only judged by what they see on the outside. The worst of the swelling takes about three weeks to subside but full healing and judging the final results takes up to three months after surgery.

2) The material used is permanent, will never break down or degrade and will never needed to be replaced due ti material failure. The material is impossible to fracture or break due to trauma and thus it is like putting a bumper on the jawline…which makes it very difficult to develop a jaw fracture later from just about any amount of trauma.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana