Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to know if you actually do silicone drop down jaw angle implants. Where I am from not many people do it here. I am not a big fan of Medpor. Roughly how much would you charge for this procedure as I am saving up. Let’s say if you do have a drop down silicone implant can one get a few mm width as well? Iwould like a bit of a square look from front but not too extreme as I have a skinny skeletonized face? On the picture I have uploaded my right side jaw as without the beard I do not like the shape of it. I would like the jaw angle to go back towards my ear and possibly a small drop down so my face does not look too long. Personally I think my chin is fine and my jaw isn’t too bad as some peoples but I’d like it to be more square from the front and from the side. I have also took a picture of my front face and as you can see it is a bit more chiseled. I am hoping I can achieve this look like in my after picture since my face is skinny. I’d preferably like silicone.
A: The concept of vertical lengthening jaw angle implants made of silicone is one of which I am quite familiar. Historically silicone jaw angle implants could only add width and not vertical length, a flaw in their basic design. Snce most patients that want jaw angle augmentation have a high jaw angle position, vertical lengthening is one of their most important dimenions. I am working with a major silicone facial implant manufacturer on these new jaw angle implant designs which will have various length and width dimensions to them. With a silicone material these implants will be easier to insert as well as revise/remove should that be necessary.
Dr. Barry Eppley