Will Infraorbital Malar Implants Create Some Midface Lifting Effects?

Q: Dr. Eppley, In addition to infraorbital-malar implants to correct my bone structure, do you believe one day it will eventually be necessary to also undergo a blepharoplasty/midface lift to address the loose muscles and ligaments that will become more pronounced over time under my eyes, or will the implant alone should solve the problem?

I would also like to enhance the definition of my jaw with implants. Can this be done during the same surgery?

A: In answer to your questions:

  1. Eventually, if you live long enough (and that is the goal) the rejuvenative procedures as you have described will ideally be needed. But in the short and intermediate time frame the implants will provide some rejuvenative midfaceimprovements.
  2. Jaw implants can be placed during the same surgery. Those two types of facial implants are a very common combination.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon