Which Facial Implants Bring The Midface Forward But Not Make It Look Wider?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m considering cheek implants to address the following problem. I have a wide round face with a flat midface and I want to avoid implants that make my face look wider or rounder. Should I go for malars without edges (so ones that only address the cheekbone) what part of the cheek contributes the most at creating forward projection? My main goal is to achieve a less wide face with more projection. Thank you so much!
A: When it comes to increasing midface projection without making the face wider, all implants have to remain inside of a vertical line drawn down from outside of the lateral orbital rim. This means the options of using orbital rim implants with small malar extensions relegated to the anterior cheekbone surface, paranasal, and premaxillary implants. These are the implants that can increase midfacial projection without creating width.
Dr. Barry Eppley