How Long After Rhinoplasty Can I Have Custom Cheek Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a couple questions regarding style 2 custom cheek implants. I am scheduled to have a rhinoplasty in November 2021 and hope to perhaps pursue cheek implants in 2022. 

1. How long post-rhinoplasty do you recommend patients wait before getting custom cheek implant surgery? 

2. In addition, can you provide an approximate estimate for the cost of style 2 custom cheek implants? Does cost vary depending on the size of the custom implants? 

3. Can style 2 custom cheek implants also augment the cheeks, or are they limited to the infraorbital rim and zygomatic arch? 

Thank you!

A:In answer to your custom cheek implant questions:

1) I would allow three months after a rhinoplasty to get any form of facial augmentation surgery.

2) The cost of style 2 custom cheek implants is the same regardless of their size or surface area coverage.

3) By definition a style 2 custom cheek implant is an infraorbital-malar implant style that augments the cheeks.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana