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Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon


eppley2Dr. Barry Eppley is Indiana’s most extensively trained and unique plastic surgeons. Dr. Eppley received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis as well as a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Eppley completed training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Barnes Hospital and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center Hospital while in St. Louis. He furthered his training in General Surgery, Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery as well as full training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Indiana University. As a result of this education, Dr. Eppley is both a licensed physician and dentist and board certified in the specialties of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. As an Indianapolis plastic surgeon, Dr. Eppley’s background gives him a diverse experience and the necessary perspective to help patients with a variety of procedures, including craniofacial, maxillofacial and all aesthetic facial surgeries. He also helps breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, face lift patients, in addition to performing body contouring procedures such as the tummy tuck and liposuction.


eppley4Dr. Barry Eppley is a member of IU (Indiana University) Health plastic surgeons which is based on the campus of Indiana University in Indianapolis and affiiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine as well as has his own private practice in Indianapolis and Carmel Indiana.  He is a faculty member of the Medical School where he has achieved the distinguished status of Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery. He is one of the principal plastic surgeons in the Craniofacial and Cleft Program at Riley Hospital for Children, where he has performed thousands of surgeries or the correction of traumatic and congenital facial deformities. He formed in 2006 a separate cosmetic surgery practice as well as developed OLOGY, a hospital-based medical spa concept at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel Indiana. Dr. Eppley practices six days a week serving a wide array of aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries that suit his expansive training and experience.  With nearly half of his patients coming from outside the United States for his expertise, he is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the creation and use of custom implants for the face and skull (Face: eppleycustomfacialimplants Skull:



Dr. Barry Eppley has prominent international experience in the investigation and development of numerous technologic advances in plastic surgery. He has an extensive history of research experience and in various aspects of bone and soft tissue healing. He has been the recipient of numerous National Institute of Health and private corporate research grants for the evaluation of promising surgical technologies. As a result, he has been awarded ten U.S. and international patents on biomedical technologies. His research and clinical efforts have resulted in a large number of contributions to the surgical literature with over 250 journal articles and 35 book chapters. He has authored or co-authored five books including two editions of ‘MaxillofaciaTrauma and Esthetic Reconstruction‘ which deals with the management of facial injuries and their primary and secondary reconstruction as well as the handbook entitled ‘Essentials of Maxillofacial Surgery’. He has also written two children’s books entitled ‘Cole Has A Mole‘ and ‘Ellie Hears An Elephant’, books with speak indirectly and in an interesting way about pediatric plastic surgery concerns.  He is a nationally and internationally sought after speaker on numerous plastic and maxillofacial surgery topics and has lectured on four continents and 27 countries.


Through his faculty appointment at the Indiana University School of Medicine and in conjunction with the IU Division of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eppley teaches plastic surgeons in training through lectures and operative assistance at both downtown and northside Indianapolis hospitals. He is also one of the featured speakers for Implantech Associates, Inc at their Masters Educational Series courses, which are given twice a year to educate surgeons on the basic and advanced techniques of using implants in aesthetic face and body surgery. 


Dr. Eppley is the co-founder of The Eppley Lifestyle Spa, an innovative facility offering laser and radiofrequency-based skin care treatments in Carmel Indiana. (  In addition to the most high-tech therapies for maintaining beautiful skin, The Eppley Lifestyle Spa also features a Master ayurvedic aesthetician specializing in her signature Theravedic Facial.  With a team of dedicated aesthetic staff, the spa is able to deliver world-class treatments to both guests and surgical patients alike.

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Dr. Eppley has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most innovative plastic surgeons, drawing patients from all corners of the globe seeking new and unique surgical solutions to their concerns.

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(317) 706-4444
12188-A North Meridian St.
Suite 325

Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 706-4444
170 West 106th St
Indianapolis, IN 46290

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