Will Infraorbital Implants Of 6mm Height Touch The Eyeball?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in infraorbital implants with high vertical augmentation (approx. 6mm). I was wondering if that is possible for everyone or if there’s a risk of the implants touching the eyeballs if they implant rim border is too high? 

Many thanks 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and describing your objectives. A 6mm high height on a custom infraorbital implant is not rare in my experience.  At such heights or higher I have not seen the potential problem of touching the eyeball.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana