What Is The Maximum Size of Custom Jawline Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, What is the maximum size of custom jaw implants? How do the soft tissue in our face affect the size of facial implants?

A: This is not a question that can be answered in any meaningful general way. Such custom jaw implants are made individually for each patient, all of whom will have different dimensions throughout the implant design. As a result there is no way to describe them in sizes. Each patient will definitely have implant size limitations…but that has to be determined on an individual design basis and even then this is an estimate which can ultimately only seen when trying to surgically implant it.

The thickness of the facial soft tissiue will definitely influence how well the implant’s shape/features are seen. Thinner facial soft tissue thicknesses get better results in that regard that thicker fuller face patients.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon