What Materials Are Used In Custom Facial Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can I have an idea of the material you use in custom facial implants and how effective it can last when you move and sleep for example. Do you still feel normally with your face like before that. Thank you so much.

A: A variety of different materials can be used for custom facial implants but solid silicone is the most common and versatile. Such materials are permanent and can never degrade or breakdown. Like your normal bone they are unaffected by facial movement or sleeping positions. One’s face will feel normal once one has recovered from the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana