Custom Cheek Implants
Q: Dr. Eppley, Can you please tell me whether a custom high cheek implants for males can also be adapted to provide augmentation to the under eye area? And also can custom cheek implants be designed to give more volume than other implants as I desire noticeably higher cheekbones whilst still looking natural.
A: It is actually very common to have an infraorbital extension under the eye as part of many custom cheek implants as part of their design. (compared to a standard cheek implant which is the darker blue one) This can be seen in the attached custom cheek implant image example. Not only can there be an anterior infraorbital extension but often there is a posterior infraorbital extension back along the zygomatic arch as well. By definition custom cheek implants are usually bigger and thus have greater volumes than standard sized cheek implants. It is important to know that the design of the implant and the bone that to covers is more important than thickness or size. It doesn’t matter how big the cheek implant is of it is not the right implant style and design. This is why i do so much custom cheek implants as many patients don’t get the right design of the implant for the look they are trying to achieve.
Dr. Barry Eppley