How Is V Line Reversal Surgery Done?

Q: Dr Eppley, Thank you so much for replying to my question about v line reversal implant surgery! May I ask how high the infection rate is for a custom silicone implant as that is a problem I am scared of having. Also since I had a sliding genioplasty. to make the new custom jawline implant that wraps around my whole lower jaw would I need to reverse the sliding genioplasty to put the implant in or would it be okay to leave at where it is at since my chin still does not have enough projection and it was moved foward 10mm. Thank you!

A: In answer to your v line reversal surgery questions:

1) the infection rate in custom jawline implants is in the 3 to 4% range.

2) the sliding genioplasty stays in place and you build around it.

3) the attached images may be helpful in understanding how the implant works in v line surgery reversal.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana