Can I Box After Getting Facial Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hey I was planning to do boxing in the future and get some implants. I heard something saying that it’s not a good idea to get implants if you’re boxing. I was wondering if there’s anyway you can possibly make them smaller or make in a certain way so that they don’t have a chance of falling off.

A: Skull and facial implants quickly become encapsulated which firmly locks them into their location on the bone, making it extremely difficult for them to ever be displaced by any external force. I would have no concerns with boxing after getting facial implants once they are well healed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon