Can My Buggy Eyes Be Fixed With Injectable Fillers?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Could my prominent, asymmetrical eyes be corrected with fillers? A nurse told me that the bones in one eye socket are further apart causing that eye to be able to stick out further. Could they be made even and the bulging eliminated? They are quite “bug eyed” to me which is just genetic. All the women in my family have these eyes. Also, the wrinkles beneath my lower lid when I smile– will the increased volume in that area from the filler eliminate them? Will it also correct the dark skin/shadow under my eye?  I think they really age my face. But I think it’s lack of volume that causes it.  How much would something like this cost in total? Do u use Restylane for this? I really appreciate your time.

A: In looking at your pictures, injectable fillers under the eyes is NOT going to correct you eye concerns. What you have is what is known as pseudoptosis. The eyes bulge out, not because they are too far forward, but because the bone around them (orbital rims) is recessive or deficient. You are not going to lift up the lower eyelid by placing injectable fillers underneath it, that simply will not work. What you need is to have the orbital rims built up with an implant material. For the lower eyelids this would be infraorbital rim implants. For the upper eye area, this would be brow bone augmentation. Understand that the problem is a bone deficiency of which it requires surgical augmentation not injectable fillers.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana