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Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a 33 year old female. As a teenager 4 of my premolars were extracted for braces, and later 4 wisdom teeth. My facial profile is very flat with no frontal projection of the cheekbones as a result (I lost several mm of volume in my face). I tried to have my […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a punch to my face almost 4 years ago and now have a dimple in my cheek. It is not painful but I do not like how it looks. If I smile to much, to hard, or to long it does feel somewhat odd and looks like a big ball […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Over the years I have lost fat above my left eyebrow that is causing a very noticeable shadow in different lights. The shadow/dent makes it seem I am angry all the time even when my face is at rest. It is causing me to be very insecure with my appearance. I have […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to shorten my midface to bring it into better facial balance. I think a LeFort I impaction osteotomy will work, what do you think? I have attached another surgeon’s result from a similar procedure which is why I ask. A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. In […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, my chin soft tissue is really just sitting on top of the bone and does not feel super attached. I just would like to know if you believe that a vertical lengthening bony genioplasty will cause it to move down as well. Thank you so much for your time.  A:Whether the soft […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello I would like to know if I’m candidate for bone cement….I would like to reshape my head….I have attached 2 photos one is the actual shape of my head and the other one is my desire how I would like to be shaped.  A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, My sliding geniopasty surgery was in early September.  I recently had a panoramic dental x-ray and noticed that the line of bone where it was cut for the genioplasty is dark – doesn’t look like there is mineralization there yet.  Is that normal or anything to be concerned about?  I would imagine […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello i have scar left from the upper lip lift with corner lip lift. From that my mouth can’t open wide even can’t see a dentist, corner of my mouth become so tight and short. I have concerned it so much and seeking for help if it can be fixed. Thank you […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am very interested in getting standard mandibular widening jaw implants and custom cheek implants (For the male model look). After extensive research on these procedures, you seem to be the best surgeon to perform this so I plan on seeing you in the near future! I have a few questions I […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, What is the average cost of a forehead horn reduction surgery and can it be combined with a hairline lowering procedure? A:It would be very common as well as convenient to put upper forehead bony reduction surgery with a frontal hairline advancement. Dr. Barry Eppley Indianapolis, Indiana

Q: Dr. Eppley, after sliding genioplasty, when the bone is healed, what will be the shape of mandible? will it be moulded in the natural shape or will it be in form of as placed postoperatively? another quere is is afterward that mandible will be weak and more prone to fractures? A:If you place tissue […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have another question for you regarding jumping genioplasty. If the midline of the jumped chin segment were cut and a cadaver bone block were placed and the sides of the chin pushed out, would the step offs be hidden as illustrated in the attached images? Also, do the tongue muscles remain […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a big head. Is there surgical procedure to reduce forehead and back of head size? A:Like all skull reduction procedures the question is not whether it can be reduced but whether the amount of reduction possible is enough to aesthetically satisfy the patient. That has to be determined on an […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I am interested in getting a reduction of the zygomatic arch and an occipital reduction. But after getting these procedures will I still be able to play contact sports like rugby? Will I be more at risk of a skull fracture or brain injury in the future after these procedures? A: […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, If I were to do jumping genioplasty instead of sliding genioplasty would you still use bone chips to fill the ‘dead space’ and would the step-offs become less noticeable as the bone remodels? And could the bone cut be made low to keep the vertical shortening in the 2-4mm range?  Just curious […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am aware that your office performs rib removal for body contouring purposes. After doing some research into rib removal and other methods of waistline reduction I have come across the Kudzaev method of waist narrowing[1]. This procedure is currently only popular and performed in eastern Europe and involves performing a partial osteotomy […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to know if it is possible to reduce the volume of the greater trochanter bone ? Because for me, it sticks out a lot and makes my silhouette look very weird. My greater trochanter isn’t in the continuity of my hips and it causes me a great pain (impossible […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I have a natural narrow mouth in neutral position. I am considering a lateral commissuroplasty to make my mouth in neutral position a little bit wider and model look. (2mms each side). However, when I smile my mouth is wide, so by getting this lateral commissuroplasty, while my smile get wider? […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi I am considering lateral commissuroplasty of increased outer mouth width (1-2mms) equally. Will the scarring be bad? I know the area around mouth is sensible and easily scar-able. But how bad is it? Can the scars be seen from face to face distance or do you have to really look at […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a gynecomastia surgery in two years ago. The result looked very good in the first month, but after removing the compression strap a scarred tissue lump appeared on both nipples and the skin was also flabby. Six months later my doctor injected steroids and I didn’t like the result, the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, interested in removing excess sagging around belly button and what the cost and procedure would be.  A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. With loose skin around the umbilicus there is no good direct way to remove it. (i.e., vertical excision or periumbilical excision) Such scarring is just as bad […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a chin Implant 3 years ago when I had a rhinoplasty done. I never wanted a chin implant however the surgeon recommended so I got it. Nine months after I decided to get it removed because I felt it made me look masculine, too much projection. However my skin began […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! While I’m in no place to afford a cosmetic cranial implant right now, I was wondering if I could see results in the future. I’m a 5’9″ male with a cranial circumference of 53 cm. So extremely small, and I absolutely hate my head. Can a cranial implant make my head […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, for my hyperdynamic chin ptosis, if it is treated by a submental technique where the excessive soft tissue chin pad is reduced/tucked. Will this cause my chin to have dimples, or orange like texture to my chin? Or make my mentalis muscle weak and worsen? A:Good questions and the answer would be […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello I have a flat head and I’m struggling alot with my skull’s shape. Can i know how much the scull reshaping costs? A:The term ‘skull reshaping’ is a very broad term and does not specify the problem being treated or the specific procedure need to treat it. Without a detailed description […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am seeking a rhinoplasty and chin implant. I am transgender and looking to enhance how masculine my face appears as well as improve it aesthetically. I’ve considered buccal fat removal or cheek implants, even liposuction to my chin/jaw area, so I was wondering if you agreed with that assessment. (that it […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am looking for a skull as well as heel implants to make myself few inches taller as I am only 5-3 and because my Career is at stake. I tried to reach to few plastic surgeons but could not figure out where I can get the surgery . With a lot […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had cosmetic hip implants done in Los Angeles — twice, actually. The second was to upsize.  Unfortunately I’m not terribly pleased with the result — while the “width” is roughly what I was going for, the widest point is definitely higher than I would have liked, and the placement of the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I really would like a ball park estimate of forehead masculization before taking the next step. I want to make sure I have enough saved. Thank you.  A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. When you speak of forehead masculization you are most likely referring to a combined forehead-brow […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a custom jaw implant by another surgeon in 2019, at first it looked good even though it was very swollen. But as swelling subsided, the implant lost all its angularity and Ive been left with a round looking facial shape, which is convex downwards at the mandible. In addition, the […]

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