What Is The Right Size Of Jaw Angle Implants For My Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, first thank you for offering such great jaw angle and chin implant surgery to patients. I have found your website on the internet, as I have been looking for Medpor RZ angle implants and chin implants for years and I definitely intend to do that surgery. Of course a final recommendation can only be done personally in your office, but I would be very thankful for your first indication based on a picture of my current jaw line and chin position attached. 

My initial questions prior to the surgery would be:


a. Which Medpor RZ angle implant size would you suggest to achieve a projection like on the celebrity pictures and my computer animated picture, assuming that I augmented my cheek and cheekbone prior to the jaw implant surgery? 7mm or 11mm or 11mm shaved down to 9mm?

b. What is the horizontal width of the 7mm and 11mm Medpor RZ mandibular angle implants?

2. CHIN: which mm size of the chin implant would you suggest for a masculine chin projection, 6mm or 8mm?

A: In answer to your questions:

1) The vast majority of jaw angle implants rarely need to be more than 7mm. An 11mm implant, when both sides are factored in, increases the bigonial width by 22mm which is considerable. The numbers 3, 7 and 11mms refers to the width or horizontal dimensions of the implant. It is a standard 10mm vertical drop with these style of jaw angle implants.

2) I would have to see your pictures and see what degree of chin horizontal shortness you have, but generally 8mms is going to be a better choice than 6mms for most men.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana