Is A Custom Glabellar Implant Placed Through A Coronal Incision?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a custom glabellar implant. My questions are:

1)Is it placed through coronal incision?

2)How many mms of projection can be added?

3)Is bone erosion a huge issue?

4)Range of cost?

A: In answer to your custom glabellar implant questions:

1) Such an implant is placed through en endoscopic technique with a 3 cm scalp incision. There is never a need to use a large corona scalp incision to place such a small forehead implant. The endoscopic technique works very nicely for the placement of small forehead implants through small scalp incisions. 

2) Such an implant’s dimension is designed from a 3D CT scan to meet your aesthetic needs. I do not see any reasonable limit to the mms of projection obtainable. Glalbellar augmentation, by definition, is a naturally smaller forehead implant which fills in the depression between the brow bones centrally and the upper forehead.

3) Bone erosion is a non-existent concern.

4) My assistant Camille will pass along the cost of the surgery to you tomorrow.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana