Do Infraorbital Rim Implants Help Improve Droopy Lower Eyelids?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question about infraorbital rim implants. In addition to having hollow tear troughs, my lower lid is a bit droopy and I have scleral show underneath my pupils. I was wondering if infraorbital rim implants can help elevate my lower eyelids in addition to filling in the hollowness. I was also wondering if there’s an added cost to extend the infraorbital rim implants to the cheek.

Thank you

A: In answer to your orbital rim implant questions:

1) Orbital rim implants along with a lateral canthopexy can help raise up the droopy lower eyelid and decrease scleral show

2) The cost of manufacturing and placing custom orbital rim or custom orbital rim-cheek implants is the same.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana