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Q: Dr. Eppley, Has there been any new advancements in iliac crest implants? How long do you see before this procedure is cleared for use in the US? A:Iliac crest implants can be done in the U.S. as of right now using the custom implant design process. But you will likely never see a formal […]

Q: Dr. Eppley,I had a pre-jowl chin implant placed 25 years ago, 15 years ago, had orthodontic surgery. The doctor recommended removal of the implant due to projection. As the photos indicate, my mentalis muscle is apparently damaged. Doctor made an attempt to fix after the surgery, but it didn’t help much. Now, 15 years […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have heard good things about your work! I have always been self conscious about my head for two reasons. First, I have a very strong brow with a slanted forhead (not picured) and I have a head that seems to be very short in length and not fit my body. I would be […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question about extra-oral placement of a vertical jaw lengthening implant and infection rates. I had a 7mm width jaw angle implant placed, which for my extremely short/stocky face with almost no ramus/mandibular distance from the earlobe made my face puffy and squirl like (i am a male). It got […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am contemplating this temporal reductio b surgery. My skull is already wide and in addition those muscles are very prominent on me. My hairline is also thinning on the sides which has been exposing them even more Into my mid 40s. I was also wondering about a jowl lift and how […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, What exists for myself is well over 10mms  of temporal contour excessand I know removing the posterior temporal muscle completely would make immense changes in my appearance. I’m based in Australia and I’m truly surprised that you’re the only surgeon going around that offers this procedure so I’m considering of traveling over. […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a dime size dent in my brow/forehead area from forehead reconstruction surgery, I had done 3 years ago. I was wondering how much for bone cement in that area? A: Thank you for your inquiry. Bone cement is one option for placement into the brow bone defect…but not the only […]

Q: Dr. Eppley ,Hi, I’m 25 years old and have had hollow under eyes all my life. I used to think it was just thin skin but I’ve realized I believe it’s a suborbital deficiency after seeing images. I wanted to see if I would be a better candidate for filler, fat transfer or a […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, how long does it take for hair to start growing through a trichophytic incision, and once it does, how short can you wear your hair? I am a male and about a year ago I had forehead contouring surgery through a bicornal incision and they utilized a trichophytic incision. They hair never […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering are infraorbital-malar silicone implants inserted through a transconjunctival incision or intraoral? Thanks. A: Those are two incisional options for custom infraorbital-malar implant placements both of which are associated with a higher risk of infection (intraoral), implant malposition (intraoral and transconjunctival) and infraorbital nerve injury. (intraoral) Whether those incisions are […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question for about lateral orbital rim rimmorbital augmentation using bone cement. Does it work and could you do that please. A: Bone cement is very hard to place in a complete and smooth manner at the lateral orbital rim through a small eyelid incision. It is not a question […]

Q: Dr. Eppley,  With regards to skull augmentation, instead of placing implants under the skin, would it be possible to extend the bone and place implants or some kind of bony material in place of the gap in between the bone when it gets split open? For instance, you can extend the forehead by making […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in Rib Removal and Clavicle Reduction surgeries. I had a few questions : – what is the expected reduction in waist size for rib removal (width and circumference)? – does you have experience with comparing outcomes between the two procedures? A: In answer to your questions: 1) Rib removal […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had two chin implant surgeries intraorally and considering a revision to a custom chin implant. If I were to proceed with a custom implant, is there a way to improve the tightness in the labiomental crease as part of the revision surgery? I have heard fat grafting to this area […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, hello, I am wanting to have a sliding genioplasty done. I had a consultation with an oral surgeon and was told that one of the risks are that two small grooves on either side of my chin my occur as a result. She recommends advancing 9mm. But i wanted to ask you […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a young Asian female. My main concern is I  have prominent chin and my mid face is flat , I had braces when I was a teenager, now my bite is correct , but I still have a crescent moon side profile . I ‘d like to got consultation to […]

Q; Dr. Eppley, Im interested in fat transfer to brow and temple and/or non invasive brow lift (not botox) and fat graft to the hands. I had a mini lower facelift several years ago and just had an upper eyelid lift this year. My eyelids are still heavier than I’d like because my brow needs […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can you do the skull reshaping procedure? I want my skull reduced because I have extra grown two horn-like bones on top corner of both sides of the head. This made my head shape really awkward like an Alien shape, has made me insecure throughout life, made me lost confidence in many […]

Q: Dr. Eppley,Would it be possible to decrease the distance between the eyebrows by removing a portion of skin between the eyebrows right above the nose bridge in a sort of sideways (american) football shape and then stitching the wound closed, pulling the skin and therefore eyebrows a few mm closer together? A: That would […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a facial feminization surgery scheduled in the fall. How long would I need to wait after this surgery to be safe to be in the ‘facing down’ position for the rib removal surgery? A: I would wait a minimum of 3 to 4 months after facial feminization surgery so most […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if the hydroxyapatite paste you use in the chin surgeries turns into bone later? Or does it just become hard but not into bone? A:I don’t use hydroxyapatite paste in chin surgeries since it is a ceramic and never turns into bone. What I use is allogeneic corticocancellous bone […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is bilateral temporal reduction risky? Does it have any history of affecting you. How long does the surgery last? A:Temporal reduction is a perfectly safe surgery that has no adverse effects. Because it is a reductive procedure its effects are permanent. Dr. Barry Eppley Indianapolis, Indiana

Q: Dr. Eppley I had breast augmentation last year but my right breast is doesn’t look like left one, my right nipple 1 cm lower then left one, I just wondered that can we do crescent breast lifting for my right breast lower nipple. Because I don’t want big scars.  A :It is important to […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a very weak chin (I think) and was curious what you would recommend as the best course of action?  A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Your chin is weak but not in the traditional horizontal manner. Rather the chin and entire jawline is vertically deficient. This is […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in hip pelvic implants but not the kind that are simply stuffed into a pocket, I’ve been to numerous doctors and the only type of procedure they do are standard hip implants stuffed in a pocket. I have contacted a hospital in Seoul that is known for pelvic plasty […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome). because of this, my head from front view looks wide and makes it impossible for me to wear caps. I want a little parietal bone reduction on the sides above my ears only… No matter how little it can be trimmed, i will appreciate that. Please i […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a surgery, dermal graft and testicle implants but it didn’t work. I lost part of the dermal graft because one got infected. Regarding implants… I don’t like them because they’re too small and I can see 4 testicles as I have too much skin. So I would like “the bigger […]

Q: Dr. Eppley,After a few months after my buccal lipectomy I am thinking I want to reinsert fat back into my buccal area. Just not satisfied with the look, my face just looks too skinny.  I probably just should’ve went with the buccinator myectomy and perioral mound liposuction initially, can’t change the past and can […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is sliding genioplasty an option to improve jawline/chin structure? I don’t want to have more major jaw surgery, since I don’t have the ability to take that much downtime off work. Also, I have no bite problems and no sleep issues. If sliding genioplasty is an option, I would be interested to see […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I might be interested in the bicep implant. Maybe you can give me some more information on cost and if there are any scars after the surgery.  A: Thank you for your inquiry. There are two approaches to the placement of a bicep implant, on top of the muscle under the fascia […]

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