Will Radiesse Filler Interfere with the Design or Placement of Custom Infraorbital-Malar Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve had 1.7 mL of Radiesse fillers placed onto my cheekbones in the last 2 weeks. Do I have to wait the full 12 tp18 months for them to fully dissolve before proceeding with surgery for custom infraorbital-malar implants?Or, would you be able to remove/workaround the filler during the surgery.

A: That is a good question since the Radiesse filler is going to add some volume that will affect to some degree how the custom infraorbital-malar implants are designed. With a 3D CT scan, however, Radiesse injections will be seen in the scan, volume location and amount measured and then it can be determined whether they can be worked around or accounted for in the implant designs. Having seen Radiesse injectable material many times in 3D CT scans and in designing custom facial implants, it usually is not an issue in the design and is never an issue in implant placement.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana