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Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m looking for my cheeks to be more prominent and have a good Ogee curve? What should I do, giving the photos. What would you recommend? A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. While the concept of ‘prominent cheeks’ in a male can have different interpretations, most commonly they […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have some questions about skull reduction. The height of my skull bothers me and I want it reduced. I read your blog and three procedures got my attention: grid pattern skull reduction, occipital skull reduction and sagittal crest reduction and I have the following questions:  1. Are the occipital and sagittal […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a chin implant removal and a genioplasty about three years ago. I had the implant in for over 20 years. It was placed too high, but I really did not like how long, square and masculine my chin looked. The genioplasty took about 4.5mm in vertical height off and moved […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Your work is beautiful. I have a bone growing above my left eyebrow but not my right eyebrow. I am also having headaches concentrated only on the left eye. I am not sure if the 2 are associated. How much is the cost to have this bone shaved down? Also will the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a young male who was born with hydrocephalus. My head size is almost 28 inches in circumference. Thankfully I have not had any complications of any sort in my teenage and adult life. But as you can imagine it has restricted me from certain activities. I cannot fit any helmets, […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in the webbed neck surgery. Am I good candidate?  A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. Webbed necks like yours are the most difficult to get sustained neck reshaping results due to the tighter neck tissues that exist. A good preoperative test is the pinch test on […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was interested in the forehead widening procedure that Dr. Eppley performs as I have a very rounded narrow forehead and browridge and would like for them to be widened and advanced using implants.  More specifically, I was interested in this specific model shown on the website. Also, is there a threshold for […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello – I have Permalip implants along with some really tight scar tissue, so I was thinking of having them removed. Will removal eliminate the scar tissue? Or is the tissue not stuck to the implants since the implants are smooth? A: Removal of your lip implants will not completely eliminate the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a sliding genioplasty lengthen 7mm down and advanced forward 8mm. I also had lipo under the chin and buccal fat removal. I now deeply regret my decision and am extremely unhappy with my end result which has given me an Over projected chin, a chin and jawline that do not match, […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I think as a female my current chin implant is a bit wide (smile is squarish). What type of chin implant repalcement do I need? A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. In regards to your chin implant: 1) When was the surgery done? 2) Was it an intraoral or submental incision placement? […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello! I am very interested in the shoulder narrowing surgery since my shoulders are about 43-45 cm wide (not really sure). I should inform that I am a dancer and a big concern of mine would be that the surgery might constrict certain movements that require a lot of force. Would that […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to ask a question regarding iliac crest reduction. I have a wide bony iliac crest (photo attached) and as a man, it kinda bothers me. You are the only surgeon I could find online that does iliac crest reduction. I was wondering do you have any before and after photos […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, These are the two procedures I was hoping to discuss:  1) Buccal fat pad removal with perioral liposuction to get a more defined jaw line and decrease my chubby cheeks. I’ve had chubby cheeks my entire life and I was hoping as I got older they’d get smaller. They have a bit […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Back in 2017, a surgeon convinced me to get a chin implant alongside a rhinoplasty to give me a better profile and to relax my strained mentalis muscle. The implant felt tight and worsened my strain, giving me a pebble chin so I had it removed in 2019.   My chin sagged […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to know if I am a good candidate for frontal bossing shaving and hairline lowering. I understand you may not be able to make my forehead flat but I was hoping that shaving it down a little and pairing that with hairline lowering could make a difference for me.  […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had the tricep implants in the attached photos 3 years ago (subfascial) and I have not had a chance to change them yet- unfortunately the margins can be seen.  I’ve been reading one of your articles on tricep implants- https://exploreplasticsurgery.com/technical-strategies-triceps-implants/?doing_wp_cron=1619401676.5458180904388427734375 As it says in the article, the implants are placed sub-fascial (underneath […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a jaw wraparound done in Europe but very unsatisfied as it has lost me all my angularity even before the surgery, me cheeks now bulge out like there’s air in them especially when I talk, I feel like I have to bite them in to look good. Is this an […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am biologically male, and have been undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for about a 18 months now. I am more comfortable with most of my body now, except for my shoulders, which seem out of proportion to me. From at-home measurements, my bideltoid width is about 47cm. I would like to […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi! I’m contacting you regarding the article here https://exploreplasticsurgery.com/case-study-transgender-rib-removal-surgery-body-contouring/?doing_wp_cron=1619818519.8208200931549072265625 , I’m also transgender and am interested in rib removal to reduce my waist circumference, but I didn’t know that ribs could also be reshaped to change the way they protrude. Would it be possible to alter the size or shape of the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to know if an operation is possible. As you can see from my attached photos (+ MRI), I have a lump in the vault of my skull. It makes me very self-conscious. I would like to know if it is possible to reduce it very slightly simply at the […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, As you may know, I’m currently deciding between a custom chin implant and a “standard” implant. I have a question for you, if you wouldn’t mind. It is: If we discount the superior aesthetic flexibility from the equation, does it still make sense to choose custom over a standard chin implant for minimizing the risks […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, What is the side by side custom testicle implant? It is hidden when cold and hangs down when it is warm. So I am not sure if you are thinking one or two silicone prosthetics .. wouldn’t it be weird to have 4 balls to touch .. 🤔 I probably did not […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m in the beginning stages of planning a facelift. I’m a 32 year old male who lost 100 lbs when I was 17. I went from 285 to 175 – and with that weight loss, came some loose skin around my body. My face is my biggest concern as it’s hard to […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I notice a lot of wraparound jaw implant cases from your practice. I myself am looking into jaw and chin augmentation and was wondering what justifies recommending jaw implants over orthognathic surgery besides the respective recovery periods? Are the transformations in appearance generally not as drastic with orthognathic surgery alone? Are implants […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, is hairline lowering + forehead augmentation possible during one procedure and for a male patient? I have a slight asymmetry in my frontal bone where one side bulges out and is more prominent while the other side is flat and has a slight dip. This can be seen in pictures. The result […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I believe I have hyperdynamic chin ptosis as my chin appears normal at rest, however it is very prominent when I smile. I have never had any surgery done, so I believe this might be genetic. I would like to have this issue adressed so that I look the same when at […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I recently had upper forehead contouring surgery. (attempted forehead horn reduction). The discussed outcome however wasn’t met, as my forehead had been made flat on one side with the other side still having a horn/bump on it, to the point where my forehead is sloped and uneven. The side where my forehead […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in aesthetic forehead/skull reshaping, in addition to anterior temporalis muscle reduction for head width reduction, however I previously had a coronal brow lift done.  I understand that certain procedures, such as hairline lowering in particular, are contraindicated if one has previously undergone a coronal brow lift due to potential […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had manly broad shoulders my whole life it’s made me quite self conscious wondering if there’s anyway we couldn’t shorten them I’m not sure if this is a thing please let me know I look forward to a response!  A: Shoulder reduction surgery is a real and effective surgery for […]

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m looking for a solution to my hollowed out eyes. Or perhaps you would consider them deep-set. In any case, it seems that ocular surgeons are afraid or unwilling to fill the hollows under my eyes, and I can’t understand why. Perhaps you have a different opinion or solution. A: I fill […]

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