Custom Cheek Implants

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in custom cheek implants. I have attached a photo of how I am right now and a photo that shows how I want to make my cheeks look like. I was wondering If I can achieve this look with these implants that you are offering. Also I was wondering if these implants also cover the area of the infraorbital rims because I also want to achieve more squinty eyes. What other surgery do you suggest that I do based on my before picture in order to achieve the best look?? I will definitely be visiting you in the next year because I have heard very good words about you…thanks in advance Dr. Eppley.

A: Custom cheek implants can be designed based on the effects one wants to achieve. Just like make the back part of the cheek implant go back close to the ear, the front part of the implant can be extended to go across the inferior orbital rim as well. I believe that such an implant design can create the facial effects that you have shown by your own imaging. I think this one implant deign would be all that you would need to create your desired midfacial improvements.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana