Can Custom Infrarbital Rim Implants Be Made Out Of Titanium?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if it would be possible to design custom infraorbital rim implants for the under eye out of titanium? I understand that it would be more expensive and that you are usually not a fan of using non-pliable materials for implants. But, since my only concern is under eye hollowing, I would assume for the results I want, the implant would be small. And also what would the price be of the same orbital rim implants made out of silicone?
A: I actually have no strong predilection about implant materials, it just comes down to their cost and whether their construct allows them to be placed through aesthetically acceptable incisions.
You are correct in that because a very rigid implant like titanium for the orbital rim would be small, it could be placed through a lower eyelid incision.
I will have my assistant Camille pass along the cost of both materials for custom infraorbital implants.
Dr. Barry Eppley