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Q: Dr. Eppley, How much bone resorption occurs with a sliding genioplasty? With an 8mm chin movement, per se. I have read implants cause more bone resorption than sliding genioplasty, and sliding genioplasty usually only causes 0.5 mm resorption or less. But a couple articles suggested different amounts for sliding genioplasty bone resorption. Thank you […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in the following proceduers: Face Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift, Temple/Brow and Cheek Fat Grafting or Implants, Lip Lift, Tracheal Shave, Laser Skin Resurfacing. Can all these procedures be reasonably combined in a single surgery? My specific questions about these procedures are:  Face Lift- do you perform Deep Plane […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, In doing a mid facelift is there any way this can lift the smile to make the upper teeth more prominent? Also can implants be done after a facelift or does timing matter? A: In answer to your facial surgery questions: 1) A midface lift can not lift the smile, corners of […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, a friend of mine has recommended Dr. Eppley. I was either born with a flat head (on the backside of my head) or could’ve been from my parents laying me on my back when I was an infant? Either way, I do have a COMPLETELY FLAT HEAD on the back, I […]

Dr. Eppley, I have uneven temples and I can’t work out the reason and I’m not sure if they need reducing or the one just needs an implant to make them look even. I just wanted to know the risks of surgery and the chances of serious health issues. A: It comes down to which […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is a combination of counter clockwise jaw surgery and upper lift lip better procedure for midface shortening better than a lip lift alone? Wouldn’t doing a lift lip alone create gummy smile because you are just moving mouth upwards.  A: When it comes to shortening the midface, you need to clarify what you […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I highly admire your work and love how you are also available to answer questions of patients in the community. I wanted to ask you specifically about the lip lift procedure. I got one done 8 weeks ago but the philtrum is protruding and the lip, especially the middle part looks too […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi There – I am reaching out in hopes of learning how I can best correct my receding chin and lack of defined jawline. I had a chin implant put in about 6 years ago that certainly improved the area but didn’t achieve the results I was looking for. I would love […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I recently read the article you wrote on soft tissue augmentation of the jaw angle. Several years ago, I had a custom wraparound jaw implant placed. As your article identified, due to the extent of vertical lengthening achieved by my implant, the fullness of my masseter muscle actually sits above the bottom […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 25 years old and I train a lot at different martial arts (kickboxing, wrestling, BJJ, MMA,…) and I even compete in BJJ. I am considering the procedure of a skull reshaping surgery and I would like to know if training and competing in martial arts after the surgery is a […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was in contact with you a while back regarding issues after my sliding genioplasty. It has been 2 years now since the surgery and it’s still tight. The area under the lower lip is very tight, the scar feels very tight and when I move my mouth everything feels even tighter. […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, After a septorhinoplasty and jaw surgery (upper jaw expansion, impaction and advancement, and lower jaw advancement), I have found that my nose and smile looks much like Bryce Dallas Howard’s after picture on the right. I don’t like how the sides of the nose seem to cave in and the cheeks seem […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, This girl isn’t me (I found her pics on reddit) but the area I circled is almost the same exact area where I have protrusion  I. Is that subcostal rib margin?  2. If so are they low enough where they could be removed or shaved?  3. I don’t mind scars but would […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, hello, I am inquiring about clavicle surgery for masculization. My question is whether the clavicle can simply be surgically elongated similar to the limb lengthening surgeries done on femurs.  I am a body builder with a sub-par shoulder to waist ratio and my waist cannot get any smaller. No amount of muscle […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had a blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty performed on me in the past.  I would like to kindly know: • Can you make me look like the actor, Pierce Brosnan – with an emphasis on the eyebrows – as though I’m in my early 30’s with dimples and surgically remove my frown […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can you do a complete capsulectomy after cheek implant removal either by micro surgery, dissolving the scar tissue with enzymes, or cauterizing? Do you believe that the residual capsule may be absorbed by the body? Are you Is familiar with Implant Illness? Thank you so much!  A: In answer to your questions […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am looking at your website about the ‘head widening surgery’. I am bothered by the fact that I have a ‘narrow head’, and that my face looks a bit like a ‘tree leave’. I attached a pic from your website which is a young man having a ‘head narrowing surgery’. Am […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I consulted with you in the past about possible chin augmentation, and after that having visited many plastic surgeons for various reasons you are the only one I trust when it comes to facial sculpting/implants. I have moved on from the chin for now because I realized a much more pressing issue […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can the plates and screws be removed in the future after cheek reduction surgery? Or, is there a way to do this without using plates/screws (For example – I saw a mention of a non-fixation method) A:In answer to your questions: 1) The plates and screws can be removed after 6 months […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have lost around 100 pounds, since 2013. Last year had a Full Torso Lift and that area looks great. However, the Surgeon I used will not do the following for me.  – Outside thigh lipo / tuck  – Inside around knees – lipo / tuck  – Arm lift – only because […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, for years I have been following your work and I have esteem for you and envy for your patients, who thanks to you revolutionize their lives. I am a 31-year-old boy suffering from plagiocephaly, my skull has a greater volume in the frontal, parietal and right temporal part and vice versa on […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Thank you for reviewing my inquiry. I’m wondering if you would recommend a chin implant for me and if yes, what size/type? I am looking for a very conservative, natural, feminine and pretty result, especially since I am petite.  I have an asymmetric chin, with the left side being shorter than the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Lateral Chin Ostectomies – Narrowing the Broad or Wide Chin…. Saw article about this from you and it felt like something I am interested in. I feel my chin is too wide (the actual fatty part of the chin should not be as long horizontally). I always felt like making it more […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am undergoing double jaw surgery for my recessed maxilla and mandible. I have a lack of undereye support that has caused sclera show and ptosis in both of my eyelids, resulting in a very tired look at rest. I wanted to go for lower eyelid retraction surgery (possibly with a canthoplasty), […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve been meaning to get clavicle lengthening, in order to increase my biacromial width, at some point in the next few years. I just had a question regarding this. Is there a one-to-one correspondence between the gain in biacromial width and the gain in armspan/wingspan? So, for example, if someone gets their […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in skull width reduction. I have attached a CT scan of my skull. I have a few questions:  1. Based off my CT scan alone, is my skull clearly wider at the top than average? A google search tell me yes, but I’m sure with your extensive experience viewing […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi I’m a young female looking into mandibular angle implants I came across your social media. Most I’ve seen done is on males do you do this for females add some width and length to the ramus without it looking too masculine ? Also with facial implants which are meant to be […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, First of all, thank you for the more than complete information you provide in your websites. It is very useful for those of us who need information about surgical procedures that are not usually offered by most plastic surgeons. My problem is that I suffer from plagiocephaly, with the right back side […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve been a clandestine fan of your practice; you’ve been quite innovative. Congrats.  I have a question about rib resection, something I have no experience with or have thought about much. I just don’t get it, one can make the case that the floating ribs don’t have much effect on the waist […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I hope this email finds you well and healthy I am a dermatologist in Brazil and am writing about a male patient with cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) who came to my office at an early stage and I would like to know if you have positive therapeutic experience with fat grafting or […]

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