In patients with recessive infraorbital rims, alloplastic augmentation of the infraorbital rims makes the eyes appear less prominent and improves appearance. Ten patients (seven women and three men) with an average age of 30 years (range, 23 to 45 years) underwent augmentation of the infraorbital rim with alloplastic implants over a 9-year period. With an average follow-up of 3 years (range, 6 months to 6 years), reconstructions have remained stable and satisfactory, with no incidence of infection, infraorbital nerve damage, or palpebral fissure distortion. One patient underwent additional surgery to correct contour irregularities, and one patient requested implant removal 1 month after surgery. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 107: 1585, 2001.)
From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Received for publication July 19, 2000; revised September 28, 2000.
Michael J. Yaremchuk, M.D.
Division of Plastic Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, WACC-453
Boston, Mass. 02114