Jaw Angle Implant Removal

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to remove my jaw angle implants. I really don’t like the results, but I want to know if my skin its getting back to normal after this. Also what is going to happen with the pockets where the implants are? The doctor told me they are médium size silicone implants. Thanks.

A: Since I did not do your surgery and have no idea what you looked like before or now, I can not tell you what will happen when you remove your jaw angle implants. YOur tissues may or mat not completely return to normal.  But on the other hand, what difference does it make if you do not like the look they have created. Just like in placing the implants it is a gamble that the result will be good. Int taking them out there is a similar gamble of whether you will return completely to what you looked like beforehand. But if you really don’t like the look (and 9 weeks may be too early to really judge the final result by accommodating to the new look) then I don’t see that you have much choice but to undergo jaw angle implant removal. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana