Can A Protective Face Mask With Implants Be Made To Protect The Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Good afternoon, is there a procedure that can be done to protect the facial bones? A protective face mask but permanent? To reduce injury,Thank You.

A: I assume your question is about an internal layer of protection for the facial bones. That can be done and would consist of making a thin firm layer of custom implants that cover the facial bones. Custom facial implants do indeed act like bumpers on the bone, adding a layer of protection even if they are only a few millimeters thick.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana