How Does Injectable Fillers and Custom Facial Implants Compare In Their Aesthetic Effects?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Before doing a facial surgery, with custom facial implants, if you had to opt for fillers before , the end result with the latter , how close would It be to that given with various facial implants?

I mean , would fillers be a good idea ti have some sort of ” preview” of the end result with implants ?

Thank you i await, the kind response of the legendary Doctor Eppley , which i follow with pleasure on Instagram.

A: The question of the correlation between injectable fillers and facial implants is a good one to which there is no uniform answer. There are a lot of factors that make comparisons between their aesthetic effects from their volumetric expansion difficult. But suffice it to say that because fillers are largely placed in the soft tissues and implants exert their effects by pushing off the bone, fillers create fullness/puffiness while implants have the potential to create more defined facial contours. So there is a loose correlation between injectable filler and implants but their effects are almost never identical.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World Renowned Plastic Surgeon