Are Patients Generally Happy With The Outcome From A Custom Midface Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have some questions about a custom midface implant:

What are the long term outcomes of this procedure? Are patients generally happy? What kinds of issues have cropped up after the healing period that you’re aware of

A: Every custom midface implant I have ever done has been a favorable aesthetic improvement. In cases where it is larger and extends up over the infraorbital rim and has required an eyelid incision to place it runs the risk of lower eyelid ectropion…but this does not apply to you since it would be an intraoral approach in your case. Some patients, who initially went conservative in size and surface area coverage, have come back for a bigger or modified custom midface implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana