Q: Dr. Eppley, can I get a wrap around jawline implant made of Medpor material?
A: There are two basic types of wrap around Medpor implants depending upon how you choose to have them preoperatively prepared. There are preformed implants (a variety of chin and RZ angle styles (also known as the Matrix system) and then there are custom implants. Due to the extremely high cost of custom implant fabrication from Stryker ($15,000) I do not consider that a practical option for most patients. Thus with Medpor it is a matter of selecting amongst the various preformed ‘parts’ to create a wrap around jawline effect. A true custom wrap around jawline implant prepared off of a patient’s 3D scan can only really done today economically if it is made of a silicone material.
Dr. Barry Eppley