Custom Infraorbital Rim Implants

Q: I have some midface/maxillary hypolasia and I am mostly interested in augmenting my infraorbital rims (having some more forward projection in my lower and lateral rims, maybe some elevation of the rim and some malar projection as well). Right now I only have this pic available, if you need better ones, please let me know. I live overseas and hope that in the near future I can manage to pay a visit to address this problem. Thank you very much for your attention!

A: Thank you for your inquiry. There are a variety of ways to design custom infraorbital rim implants including raising the height and projection of the bone as well as how far out onto the anterior cheek one wants the implant to reach. What is unique about a custom approach to them is that they can be designed like a ‘saddle’ to sit on the infraorbital rim producing a true 3D effect. While there are no true standard infraorbital rim implants, tear trough implants only provide a horizontal augmentation effect to the infraorbital rim.

I will have my assistant Camille contact you on Monday to schedule a virtual consultation time as well as pass along the cost of such surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana