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Q: Dr. Eppley, Thanks for doing the imaging on my potential shoulder width reduction procedure. From the picture it looks like so much change. But I have the following questions. If the clavicle is cut, will there be any backbone issues as I have to always have the shoulders moving forward? Will it not create a […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I saw an article on your website wherein you discuss an orbital floor implant of hydroxyapatite cement. I was wondering if this is something you still do. I ask because I initially underwent a bridge-of-bone canthopexy with a lower lid skin pinch blepharoplasty. In other words: the canthus of both eyes was […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to know if I were to get a hair transplant in the same month as these skull and facial surgeries we were planning, would it be better to get that before or after these other surgeries? Or does it not matter? I figured the incisions would be in mostly different […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, About two months ago I had infraorbital-malar implants. It seems most of the swelling is gone (80% or so), but I’m not happy with the results. My doctor tells me recovery takes a full year, but quite frankly I just don’t believe that, and I’ve lost faith that it’ll get better with […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am scheduled this summer for a procedure for the removal of an occipital knob on the back side of my skull. Before fully committing to the procedure, I wanted to ask a few questions pertaining to concerns that I have about the operation.  From our consultation and the case studies that […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I have been looking to have chin surgery for a while now. My chin is my biggest insecurity. I never smile due to the way my chin pulls down when I smile. I also dislike the dimple in my chin and how wide my chin looks when I smile. A: Thank […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a big complex with my head shape because my head is too wide. When I go a Korean plastic surgery hospital the doctor said most part of side head is bone, there is very slim muscle over the ear. Is that true that there is 7mm to 9mms tmuscle hickness […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Would this mess on the side of my mouth be correctable without a facelift? Just an incision beside mouth? I had filler placed there over a year ago and ever since it looks terrible. I have also had the area melted with devices and I am left like this. I’d take a […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Greetings, do you by any chance offer cranioynostosis treatment in adults, 19 years old to be specific. I have lived with sagittal craniosynostosis my whole life and I want to get it treated.Please refer me to someone that can perform this procedure if it is not in your field. A: Almost 100% […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I need this procedure. Can a custom skull  implant be made that creates a square shape without increasing the height of the head?  A: Creating a more square-shaped head requires a custom skull implant that elevated the lateral bony temporal line. While such an implant will cross the sagittal midline of the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Please find attached photos of my face at anterior, oblique and profile angles. I’m interested in custom paranasal silicone implants to address retrusion in the Lefort 2 area and general lack of definition in my midface. I’m hoping to achieve 5-6mm with paranasal implants. I’ll be looking into dental veneers down the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in Vertical Orbital Dystopia surgery obj my right eye. However, there is concern involved, as I have to put in eye drops. Here are the names of the drops: Vital Tears Eye Drops AzaSite Eye Drops Xiidra Eye Drops Retaine Eye Drops. These are all for dry eye purposes. […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, One thing that bothers me is the fact that I don’t have hollow cheeks like a lot of models do. Why is this, and how could I get that as well as just get a more angular facial structure overall? I have heard that thick skin tissue plays a part, not sure […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I asked you the other day if the chin can, in a safe and natural manner, be vertically lengthened up to 15-20mm and you answered as follows: “Getting the chin vertically increased to 15 to 20mms is best done by a staged vertical lengthening bony genioplasty. In the first stage the bone […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question regarding custom forehead implants. I’m a saturation diver which basically means we live in hyperbaric chambers for a month at a time at depths at up to -300metres. We breath helium so we saturate our bodies in helium/oxygen. Would these implants be ok absorbing helium and decompressing as such. […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question regarding paranasal implants. Could they be used in a way to bring the alar base upwards? The reason I’m asking is because this would enable a long nose to appear shorten, since if there was a way to bring the alar base forward and up (through means of […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in learning more about a surgical knee lift. I have very bad rolls of wrinkles from suntanning in my youth. I may need a calf lift too. I have sagging there also. I would love to see some pictures of any knee lift procedures. Thank you A: Thank you […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in undereye-cheek implants. I prefer custom implants to be able to individualize the shape of the implants to suit my face, but on the other hand I’m worried that the costs will be much higher. Please inform me on the cost difference between custom and conventional implants and maybe on […]

Q:Dr. Eppley, I had saline breast implants placed five years ago through armpit incisions. The left breast implant has always been too high but I let it go at that time. I now want to change my implants to silicone, increase my breast size and get the two breasts looking more similar. (attached are my […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is it possible to do a combination of sliding genioplasty for vertical and horizontal chin increases while also doing jaw implants to maintain the optimal jawline proportions and angles? Can both procedures be done in the same surgery? Is a wrap around vertically lengthening implant the better alternative or is this a […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question regarding the forehead implant and size…How large do these implants go? Can they be made quite substantial or is there there a limit to the depth and size etc…My forehead is quite sloping you see and small….So I’d like to go substantially larger if possible. Nothing ridiculous but […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 24 years old and I had regrettable cheekbone reduction surgery in Korea sic months ago and I am devastated by the results. I am hoping to reverse the changes made and was wondering if you could help with some questions.  I think the doctor fractured the zygomatic bone then pushed […]

Dr. Eppley, I have a question about the shoulder reduction treatment, I am wondering what the costs of this treatment would be? I am emailing as I wish to reduce my shoulder width length. My shoulder width length is very problematic to me as I am a woman but my shoulders are so wide it […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I need a custom skull implant procedure. Can such an implant be made that creates a square shape without increasing the height of the head?  A: Creating a more square-shaped head requires a custom skull implant that elevates the lateral bony temporal line. While such an implant will cross the sagittal midline […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am female to male  trans man. I have an extremely small head and very self conscious. I saw a doctor about jaw and chin implants to give the illusion of a larger head but he said it would unbalance my face because my head is so small. Do you think you […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have been researching a lot about chin reduction but it seems like my case is not common at all. I used to got filler injected to  my chin but two  years later I found out the substance I got injected may not hyaluronic acid-based which is dissolvable. It made my chin […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a problem and the back of the head is flat and I want it to be adjusted and from the back should be circularly acceptable  Is it possible to get good results?  Is the process safe and does not need hair remove?  Is the material that will be placed against […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, is asking if Rib Removal and Breast Augmentation may be done in the same surgery? A: Rib removal and breast augmentation can be done at the same time and their diametric effects are synergestic for body contouring changes. It is not too much surgery to go through at one time and is […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, There’s an issue that I’ve been wondering as to whether a surgical intervention exists.  I have extremely deep-set eyes with a lot of spacing between my eye and the brow bone above.  This creates a sort of gaunt look (and only gets more exaggerated with age, as I’ve been able to see […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had multiple bony genioplasties and I have another one planned later this year. Now I’m having a functional issue where it’s a bit hard to talk, it takes more effort then usual. I think this is because I still have skin that is not fully supported by the chin bone. […]