How Can I Correct My Jaw Asymmetry After Jaw Angle Implant Removal?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi about a year ago I had jaw angle implant surgery and around 3 months ago removed them due to not liking the look of them. It seems like the corner of my jaw is missing on 1 side now and when i bite my jaw angle appears higher now, i was wondering if its possible to correct this, its on my left side, I’m 21 year old male, and healthy.

A: What you undoubtably have is masseteric muscle dehiscence for which there are two treatment approaches, muscle repositioning and onlay contouring, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana