Can You Design Custom Facial Implants and Have Them Placed Abroad?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, I am an American residing abroad. I have been looking for a clinic providing custom jawline and cheeks implants.. I saw a video on youtube where you performed such surgery. Because of the distance, I do not have the flexibility to fly in readily, so I would like to know the following:
Will it be possible to create the custom implants if i can get 3D scans done here and mailed to you?
Or, is it possible to get the scan and implants made, and surgery perform all in 1 trip? ( 2-3 weeks)
A: In answer to your custom facial implant questions:
1) I only design implants for patients in which I am going to surgically place them.
2) The custom facial implant process takes about 3 months to go through the design and manufacturing process to have them ready for surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon