What Is The Cost Of A Custom Jawline Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a custom jawline implant. Roughly what is the cost of a Custom Jawline Implant and the procedure if I want a very large implant enclosing the entire chin and jawline and angles, adding quite a lot around the angles, increasing chin projection up to 25mms?

A: A custom jawline implant is fabricated from a patient’s 3D scan. From this a completely customized implant is made from one jaw angle to the other. While any dimensions can be made on the model using design software (up to 25mms at the chin), there has to be enough soft tissue along the jawline so that the implant will actually fit into place. Realistically, having placed many custom wrap around jawline implants, a chin enlargement of 25mm horizontal advancement is likely more than the neck soft issues (which is where the skin must come from) can accommodate.  This is too much soft tissue stretch when you factor in that the implant wraps the whole way around the jaw. A more reasonable approach is around 15mms or so of horizontal chin advancement. You must also factor in the lower lip position and the depth of the labiomental sulcus which will be severely left behind when the chin comes that far forward. The total cost of such an implant, all costs including fabrication and surgical placement, is in the range of $12,000 to $ 13,000.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana