What Type of Jaw Angle Implants Should I Get?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had 2 questions regarding the CMA and WMA implants. I was wondering what your thoughts on the CMA vs the WMA mandible angle implants were; I see they were both designed by you, however I saw previously you say you favor the WMA, and was curious as to why?

Secondly, when comparing both these implant types, which do you think offers more vertical projection? I know that these implants focus on the lateral projection, but that a small amount of vertical projection comes with horizontal focused implants. As such, would be curious as to which would help the vertical projection as well.

A:The two fundamental jaw angle implant styles are for different aesthetic effects, one for widening and one for vertical elongation. So it is not an issue of surgeon preference, it is an issue of what fundamental jaw angle shape change does the patient need/desire.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon