What Size Should I Change My Jaw Angle Implants To?

Q: Dr. Eppley,I had custom jaw implant surgery a while ago. The sizes are 9mm for each side. I would like to increase the sizes but I’m not sure how large I should go for. I was thinking 12mm for my left side and 14mm for my right. Is this too large?

A: I would not think that jaw angle implant change is too large aesthetically. I would worry more that it may not be big enough. On pure ratios of measurement change that is a 25% increase on the right side and a 45% increase on the left side. From a tissue stand tolerance standpoint, you could double the size of the implants and the tissues would have no problem expanding too them. Your issue is one of desired amount of aesthetic change not what is physically possible.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana