Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a forehead implant. What would the duration of the stay after surgery need to be? How long is it going to take to make the forehead implant? Also what is the maximum you can fill the forehead outward just for reference? How large are the implants able to go? Mine won’t be a very large one I don’t believe, but I’ll send you a picture as requested. Its more the upper part of the forehead I’d like to add volume to and maybe the brow area also if you can do that. But it is mainly the upper forehead so I have more even side profile and not a slanted forehead.
A: With a 3D computer designed forehead implant the dimensions of it can be just about whatever one wants. Given your descriptive requirements there does not appear to be a limit to the thickness of the implant particularly at the upper part of the forehead which usually never needs more than 7 to 8mms of thickness. The implant fabrication process takes about three weeks from design to having the sterile implant arrive for surgery.
You would likely not need to be here after surgery for more than a few days so ou feel comfortable traveling home after your forehead implant surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley