Can I Safely Get Botox If I Have Custom Infraorbital-Malar Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to get botox in the forehead and eye area. Is there a risk that my custom infraorbital malar implants you inserted last summer can get infected if the injections happens around the area where the implant is?

A:Those injections are above the level of the IOM implants so no they should not get infected. I would just have them be cautious by the side of the eye where the implant is close to the injection site…although the orbicularis muscle (target of the Botox injections) is much more superficial than the implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon