Will I Need A Rhinoplasty If I Get A MIdface Mask Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi I’m a 28 year old Asian male. I have a concave midface, and I’m interested in what you’ve described as a midface mask implant. Not sure if that changes the nose, would rhinoplasty be needed? Also what is the recovery like?

A: In answer to your midface mask implant questions:

1) Unless there is a reason to be having a rhinoplasty independent of the midface mask iimplant, there is no reason to undergo one because of it.

2) Recovery is largely about swelling and some numbness which is probably close to the same or perhaps less than a LeFort I osteotomy.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon