Custom Facial Implants vs. Osteotomies

Q: Dr. Eppley, Recently I have been researching German maxillofacial surgeon Hermann Sailer’s theories about forward growth being a prime indicator of attraction. My questions along that line are:

1. You have written an article in which you discussed the “male model” face being one comprised of angularity and defined features, which can be achieved by some patients with thinner facial tissue and little bloat through surgery. In your opinion, does forward growth contribute to angularity and is it a part of the “male model” face?

2. Many people seek midface and mandibular osteotemies to improve their forward growth. Do you think that you could create an ante face with just implants? Achieve a result similar to that one?

Thanks for taking the time to help out.

A: You have shown a surgical result That is a well within what custom facial implants can do.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana