Is A Submalar Implant Right For Me?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in submalar implant, and one of your patient’s result matches the kind of difference I want. (in -Photo Gallery- -face- -cheek- -patient 4- ) 

May I ask what kind of submalar implant was used to achieve it? especially the material… Because I have been looking through things, and could not quite find any submalar implants… However, I did see a certain implant that I really prefer (if it is the correct choice). It’s Medpor from Stryker, -Design RZ Malar Implants-. (I have attached the picture the Design RZ JOCHBEIN IMPLANTATE one ) 

Will it help me to achieve the result? 

Thank you and best regards

A: None of the polyethylene cheek implants styles you have shown are true submalar implants. These are all different types of malar implants that have some submalar components to them. While I don’t know exactly what type of midface change you are seeking, it is not clear to me as to what the specific shape of the implant should be. Submalar implants are most commonly used for cheek sagging. With an Asian face your aesthetic needs may be quite different.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana