If I Got Standard Chin and Jaw Implants and Am Not Happy Can They Be Modified in Place?

Q: Dr. Eppley, i! I got some stock jaw and chin implants and am not 100% pleased with the results. I was wondering if you do contouring/shaping post install and how the recovery would be.

A: I am not sure of your question. When jaw augmentation is done with standard implants and are not happy with the results, how to proceed depends on the nature of the problem. Is the problem implant size, implant positioning or the type of implants used? In my extensive experience it is rarely that a few implant adjustments gets the patient to a satisfactory outcome. More times than not the problem is that what the patient wants to achieve could never have been achieved with standard implants and they then have to convert to a custom implant approach.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon