Will Custom Jawline And Cheek Implants Help Restore Lost Volume From Prior Teeth Extractions?

Q: Dr. Eppley, 33 year old male, I’m interested in your custom jawline & cheek implants. Last year I had full dental implant surgery, after having the teeth extracted, I lost some volume in my lower Jaw & chin area. I already had a recessed chin so it just made it worse to the point I wanted to restore some volume back in a more permanent way. Would this procedure be right for me to help restore added volume in my jaw/chin & cheek area? It looks like it would. Any opinion on the matter would help. Thank you.

A: I believe you are correct in that creating volume along the chin, jawline and cheeks would be best permanently done with custom facial implants. The only area where it will not help is is the trampoline area between the cheekbones and the jawline which is soft tissue based.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana