Angular Cheek Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m thinking about getting cheek implants. I’m looking to get an angular high cheekbone look, as well as making the cheekbones wider. What kind of implant can achieve this? Also, how much can the cheekbones widen in mm? I realize a CT scan would be needed to be precise, but what is the average? Thank you.

A:Thank you for your inquiry. The high angular cheek augmentation effect is best achieved by what I call the ‘malar-arch’ cheek implant style or what is also known as the model cheek implant style. Such an implant is not a standard cheek implant and can be made in either a custom fashion from a 3D CT scan of the patient or from my own catalog of such custom cheek implants made for other patients known as special design cheek implants.

The amount of width in the cheek bone area that can be done is virtually unlimited and is based on the patient’s aesthetic desires. That being said the ‘average’ cheek width increase is in the 4 to 7mm range. But I have had patients who had their cheek and arch widths out to 10mm to 15mms. 

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana