Will My Face Return To Normal If I Remove My Chin and Jaw Angle Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have mandible implants sized 11mm and chin implant sized 9mm ( all silicone) I am now3 months post op and am planning on getting them all removed. Will my face go back to the way it was? If not how close will it be? I’m 23 years old and I have thick skin according to my last surgeon.

A: The key question is if you knew your face would not go completely back to the way it was….would you still take out the chin and jaw angle implants?

The point being is that no one can predict precisely what will happen when they are removed. There are always going to be some aesthetic tradeoffs from removing them because of the stretched/expanded tissues. The only question is whether those aesthetic tradeoffs are better than living with the way you look now.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana