Should A Custom Jawline Implant Be Designed To Go Higher Up On The Ramus?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve been looking at your custom jawline implants and I have a question. How high along the ramus can a custom jawline reach. All your custom jawline implants only augment the area below the bottom row of teeth along the ramus. Is there an anatomical reason for this? Thanks!

A:Because it is aesthetically counterproductive to place any augmentation higher up on the ramus in most cases. All that does is push out the masseter muscle fullness which works against having a more defined jaw angle region.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon