Can Custom Infraorbital-Malar Implants Be Placed Through An Intraoral Incisional Approach?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering are infraorbital-malar silicone implants inserted through a transconjunctival incision or intraoral? Thanks.

A: Those are two incisional options for custom infraorbital-malar implant placements both of which are associated with a higher risk of infection (intraoral), implant malposition (intraoral and transconjunctival) and infraorbital nerve injury. (intraoral) Whether those incisions are even options worth considering depends on the extent of the infraorbital part of the implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana