Can I Wrestle After Getting Custom Facial Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I know it has been a long time since I have reached out with any comments about my implants I had gotten done with Dr. Eppley, and there are no complaints or issues whatsoever. Everything is stabled and seems to have been well integrated.

My only question for Dr. Eppley would be about the possibility of contact sports such as wrestling? Would there be any issue with involving myself in sports such as that regarding my implants or should I be fine to proceed?

Thank you very much and hope everyone is doing well!

A: Good to hear from you after a few years from your custom periorbital facial implant surgery. You should have no problems with participating in all sports including wrestling. Your facial implants are well healed at this point and should never be able to be dislodged or displaced short of extreme external trauma of which sporting activities does not fall into that description.

I wish you continued success and happiness as you continue on your upward trajectory in life.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon