What Type Of Injectable Filler Should I Use For Jaw Asymmetry Before Getting A Custom Jaw Implant?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am writing to you because I have an asymmetry of the jaw, the right is more developed than the left, I am 28 years old and to have more symmetry I thought of one of your customized implants on the less developed jaw, but first I would like to have an idea of the result aesthetic of my face by temporarily adding volume to the jaw in a reversible way for this reason they advised me to do a test with a lipoffilling or the Radiesse, in his opinion which is better of the 2 products to fill the less grown jaw and understand the aesthetic result that would I have a fuller face waiting to do the custom implant?
A: While the use of non-permanent injectable fillers is a good first step in treating jaw asymmetry I certainly would not use fat as it can be hard if not impossioble to remove later if the long term plan is an implant correction.. Radiesse is a long lasting filler and would be fine if an implant correction is 18 to 24 months into the future. Otherwise hyaluronic-based injectable fillers would be a better choice as they last less long and are easily reversed. As an aside fillers or fat placed in the subcutaneous tissues do not have the same aesthetic effect as bone-based implants.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon