What Dimensions Can A Custom Jawline Implant Increase?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a custom jawline implant option and have some questions about it. You have mentioned that this particular implant will be able to address all of the following aesthetic issues of my jawline:
- Address the approximate 10 or 12 mm horizontal chin deficiency
- Address the approximate 5 to 7 mm vertical chin deficiency
- Address vertical and width dimensions of the mandibular angle (curious how this is accomplished if I visualize this as a chin implant with very long wings as this looks quite different than an off the shelf mandibular angle implant)
- Account for any existing jaw asymmetries
- Creation of a continuous jawline from to the chin back to the mandibular angle
I can see that this certainly seems favorable considering the decreased operating room time and relative cost between alternatives involving multiple procedures and implants as you explained.
A: You have thoroughly hit on all of the aesthetic benefits that a custom jawline implant would provide. And it is also the only way you could achieve all of these dimensional jawline changes with a single implant. Such an implant is not really an ‘extension’ of a chin or jaw angle implant. Rather it is an implant that accentuates the entire jawline rather than just being a forward extension of a jaw angle implant or a backward extension of a chin implant.
Dr. Barry Eppley