Does Placement of Infraorbital Rim Implants Create Undesirable Lower Eyelid Scars?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a couple of questions regarding infraorbital rim implants.

1) Considering they’re placed via an eyelid incision, is there a risk for a scar? 

2) Can they be placed in the corner right near the nose and right below the eye? From photos I’ve seen it seems they don’t usually extent that far, but that’s where my hollowness is worst.

A:In answer to your infraorbital rim implants questions:

1) All incisions make scars. The only question is how significant that scar will be. Subciliary lower eyelid incisions heal very well with minimal scarring.

2) With custom designed infraorbital rim implants they can be designed to cover whatever area needs to be covered. Each individual design will be different.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana