Will Temple and Cheek Implants Create A Subtle Lift In The Jaw Area?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was interested in facial implants. I’d like to know the cost of temple and cheek implants. I want a cheek implant that would give only projection and no width since I already have adequate width. 

Also, would temple and cheek implant provide a subtle lift in the jaw area? I was considering a facelift but thought the face would look too tight after both the implants and the lift. I need very subtle lift in lower jaw area. 

A: In answer to your facial implant questions:

1) To have cheek implants provide only forward projection and no width that may require a custom implant design. It would depend on knowing more about your specific midface augmentation goals.

2) Temple and cheek implants are not going to provide any lift in the jawline area as that is too distant from where the implants have any lifting effects …which is very modest in that regard anyway.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana