Can Custom Infraorbital-Malar Implants Correct A Lateral Asymmetry Of The Zygomatic Arches?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, what’s the typical price range for a combination of infra-malar and brow ridge augmentation? 

And would it be possible to correct a lateral asymmetry of the zygos? Maybe with a bigger implant on the deficient side? My right arch is weaker on one side from an asymmetric mandible/bite force over time. Thanks.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. In answer to your questions:

1) My assistant Camille will pass along the cost of the surgery to you.

2) One of the many advantages of a custom implant design process is the ability to address bony asymmetries between the two sides, just as you have mentioned between your zygomatic arch differences. The computer program will clearly see any asymmetries and will adjust by making the implant thicker on the smaller side.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana