What Is The Best Material For A Custom Jawline Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in jawline custom implants but what material does the you use? 

A: A custom jawline implant can be made by a variety or materials from solid silicone, Medpor, PEEK or titanium. I am not married to any of them, ultimately that is the patient’s choice. However they are not all equal, meaning there are major differences in cost, how they would be placed (one piece or sectioned into multiple pieces) as well as the size of the incisions to place them. The reason solid silicone is chosen by most patients is its lower cost, ability be placed as a single unified implant and the smaller incisions used to place it. But I have had lots of patients who have chosen other more expensive materials and had equally satisfactory results.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana

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