Would Early Jaw Implant Revisional Surgery Extend The Time Period of Postoperative Swelling?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have seen your time table for swelling progression with jaw implants and you mentioned most of it would be gone within 6 weeks. My question is would this timeline be extended if multiple revisions surgery happen in the first few weeks? For example if the surgeon removes and places other jaw implants within the first 2 weeks would that prolong the swelling timeline or it wouldn’t really affect it?

A: Since it is my practice philosophy to not do implant revisions for aesthetic purposes for a minimum of 3 months the swelling question is irrelevant. It takes a full 3 months to really know the near complete effects of any structural facial augmentation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon