Jaw implant over jaw implant?
Costa Mesa, CA
1 year ago
Hi. I have jaw implants on both sides, but the one on one side looks inward and asymmetrical from the other because of the facial asymmetry. But since my doctor said he used the biggest on each sides now he is thinking to put a small-medium one on top of the inward one to balance the asymmetry. Do you think does it make sense, and if not do you have other suggestions? Thanks a lot
Doctor Answers 2
Adding a smaller implant is possible and can correct your chin asymmetry. However, you should discuss the risks and benefits of adding another implant. An alternative method to correcting your chin asymmetry would be to remove the older implant and replacing it with one that is more appropriately sized. I shape and sculpt each implant to match patients expectations and fit your natural jaw line. It may be worthwhile having a second opinion from another specialize facial plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgery is an artistic field and different surgeons may advise slightly different treatment options.
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