Can I Get Orbital Rim Implants If I Have Had Prior Canthoplasties?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting an orbital rim implant with you. Would this be possible to get if I have had a prior canthoplasty? My main concern is if my new lower eyelid would be too thigh to have the implant placed through the lower eye lid.

A: I don’t have any concerns that the higher position of the lower eyelid would pose a problem for placing orbital rim implants. I have seen many patients with a long distance between the lower eyelid and the orbital rim with significant IOM hypoplasia. You would always like to avoid making a lower eyelid approach is someone who has had prior lower eyelid reshaping surgery…but that is not rare to run across the need to do so.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon