How Long is The Process From Designing Custom Facial Implants To The Actual Surgery?
Q: Dr. Eppley, Hey I really like the custom implants you have available. I’m looking for something to augment my jaw angles, and change my chin in three dimensions. I’m also looking to obtain high cheekbones that are prominent in terms of width and length along with some type of under eye support like an infraorbital extension. Now I don’t know if all of these are necessary to achieve the look I desire, it’s mainly to make my face more masculine and to achieve the hollow look. I currently have a few questions, if I were to decide to do my surgery with you the process of manufacturing these implants takes around three weeks from what I’ve read, now does the surgery take place during this time or is it scheduled for another time in the far future?
A: Thank you for your inquiry. To help you determine if custom cheek and jawline surgery can achieve your desired facial changes I would to see some pictures of your face for computer imaging purposes. From a logistical standpoint, custom facial implants are made from a 3D CT scan that the patient gets where they live. Once the scan is received it takes an average of 6 weeks to got through the design process and have them ready for surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley