Jaw Angle Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in jaw angle implants. I’m looking for a small width increase to my ramus/jaw line and possibly a genioplasty. I feel that my chin is under projected for a male but I dont want to overdo anything either as I want it to look natural which is what I’m more interested in bone fusion than implants. In terms of implants, is it a a high risk procedure for the jaw implants? 

A: When it comes to creating width to the jawline, there is no other method than to use implants. Jaw angle implants pose similar risks like that if any other facial implant, they have no additional risks than the standard risks of infection and aesthetic concerns. (asymmetry and size issues) that all facial implants share.

 The one issue that makes the different than some facial implants (nose and chin), although the same for other facial implants (cheeks and temples), is that there are two of them as they are placed in pairs. Thus they have double the potential risks as that of a chin implant for example. This is most notable as it relates ti symmetry between the two implanted sides.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana