V-Line Jaw Reversal

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in V-Line jaw reversal surgery. I was transitioning to become a female and had v-line mandible contouring surgery where my jaw was was cut up to my ear and removed. I am now de-transitioning after I realize it is not who I thought I was. Is it possible to attach implants if a lot of the jaw bone is gone? I worry too much bone now is gone so  is it impossible to attach implant to jaw now? Can it be done? Please help I want it to be square and manly again.

A: It is no problem to do a v-line jaw reversal surgery. I have done about a half dozen several mandibular contouring or v-line reversal surgeries with custom jawline implants just this year. The custom design process allows the jawline to be restored and the existing scar from the previous surgery is not a problem to release and make the pocket for jawline implant insertion. You have more than adequate bone to attach the implant.

The key question in the custom jawline implant design is what the exact dimensions are to bring you back to your original jawline shape or even make it stronger or even more defined than it originally was.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana