Can A Custom Implant Augment The Entire Midface?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Could such an implant produce a result looking like this, or would this shaping be impossible to achieve with maxillary implants like the one In the photo. I really want my upper maxilla to come forward but I don’t think I’d ever be able to get surgery so I think I’d need custom maxillary implants?My goal is to get forward growth and also fix my lack of undereye support presuming that custom maxillary implants can also act as infraorbital-malar implants.

A: The concept of a total midface (infraorbital-maxillary) implant is a valid one done through the custom design process for the exact effect you are trying to accomplish. (LeFort III advancement minus the lower dentoalverolar region)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon