Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to have my jaw angles lengthened but don’t want to use the Medpor material due to infection concerns and being hard to get out. I can’t find a silicone jaw angle implant that does anything more than wide one’s existing jaw angles. What should I do?
A: New silicone jaw angle implant designs are currently under design and manufacture with the Implantech company. I am very familiar with that development as I am the plastic surgeon behind their design. These silicone jaw angle implants will provide vertical lengthening that most jaw angle implant patients need. I believe they will be available through the company as part of their catalog of offerings by the summer and certainly no later than the fall. They are available for my use now since I have access to these newer jaw angle implant styles through the development process.
Dr. Barry Eppley