Do You Prefer Silicone Or Medpor For Forehead Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I see you do forehead implants. My question is do you prefer silicone or Medpor? I would not want to do bone cement. If the Medpor supra orbital implants are done, do you only get fullness just above the brow, or do you think you can also get a bit of central fullness with those? Which do you prefer?

A: For forehead implants, whether it is just the forehead or includes the brow bones as well, I prefer silicone for several reasons: 1) the need for a much smaller incision for placement, 2) a substantially lower implant design and fabrication cost and 3) the greater precision of the final manufactured implant compared to the design.

The implant design can dimensionally be done for whatever the patient’s aesthetic needs are…that is why it is a custom implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana