Custom Brow Bone Implant
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am looking to get augmentation of the brow ridge and lateral orbital rims. I have seen implants of yours which stretch from the brow bone to half way down the lateral orbital rim, but I am wondering can a single brow bone implant can be custom made to cover the entire lateral orbital rim up to the malar area.
Is it possible to create a custom browbone implant that also covers the entire lateral orbital rim down to the infraorbital rim? I have seen a few examples of brow bone implants of yours which stretch from the brow to halfway down the lateral rim. My lateral rims are recessed, and i was wondering if this can be accomplished as one piece implant?
A: Thank you for your inquiry. The simple answer to your question is that it can be. In custom designing facial implants any design can be made. The key in the design is the understanding of how it can be placed and to make sure that it can be placed as designed without undue scarring to do so. A custom brow bone implant can be made as one piece from one side of the lateral orbital rim to the other.
Dr. Barry Eppley