Are there reasons to put a pre-jowl chin implant above the jawline? Or should it always go along the edge of the jaw?
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Prejowl asymmetrical placement
Typically, when placing a pre-jowl implant (or an extended anatomic implant, for that matter), Symmetrical placement is generally the goal. Implants can be placed either along the inferior edge of the mandible (jawline) or more superiorly to prevent adding to the vertical length of the chin. When one end of the implant is sitting along the jawline while the other is 3/4 higher, visual asymmetry may not be apparent because sufficient soft tissue coverage is veiling the asymmetrical placement. Conversely, visual asymmetry maybe noticeable to the discerning eye. In that case, it is best to return to the original surgeon and seek his professional advice. Often times, a simple readjustment may be indicated after a suitable amount of healing time has elapsed.
Asymmetric pre-jowl implants
The implants are usually placed symmetrically.
If you are not happy with the look, discuss with your surgeon.