How Long Does It Take For A Custom Jawline Implant To Be Made From a 3D CT Scan?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Can you forward me some photos of a custom wraparound jaw implant before/afters?
How soon after you receive a 3D CT scan is the implant produced?
By now I suppose you have become extremely proficient with these implants, so I hope your aesthetic eye would catch if the implant would look way too big/too small for my face. I want to minimize the risk for revision..
Thank you in advance!
A: In answer to your custom jawline implant questions:
1) We do not pass out patient photos due to confidentiality reasons. Any patient who has agreed to any part of their pictures being used will have them posted on one of my websites, www.exploreplasticsurgery.com, searching under Custom Jawline Implants of which there will be many blog postings on that topic.
2) The typical design and manufacturing time from obtaining the 3D CT scan and the implant delivered for surgery is 4 to 5 weeks in most cases.
3) The aesthetic interpretation of what is ‘too big to too small’ is open to wide variability amongst patients and is extremely individually based. What is too big for one patient may be too small for another and vice versa. But through the use of computer imaging I can determine for the implant design process what your aesthetic goals are from which I can best direct the dimensions of the implant design….so what you are saying is true about my expertise in implant designing when put into proper context.
Dr. Barry Eppley