About Cheek Implants
Cheek implants have been used for approximately 35 years. They provide a great enhancement to the mid third of the face. Many patients have a very flat mid-third of the face which gives them a sad and ageing look.
Cheek implants are usually inserted through a very small incision in the mouth with stitches that dissolve. This is an outpatient surgical procedure. The implant cannot be felt. I have followed cheek implants up for 30 years; they just "sit" there and afford no basic problems for a patient.
My long-term impression is that cheek implants are by their insertion able to achieve a great deal of satisfaction for patients; they are subtle and make people look happier and younger. Cheek implants rarely move or get infected. We sometimes combine cheek implants with chin implants
to produce a better structure for the face.
I sometimes use cheek implants at the same time as a facelift
and you can see examples of this procedure, greatly enhancing the appearance of the cheek. Some doctors promote fillers and fat for this region, but these are not as predictable as the result obtained from the insertion of a proper solid silicone implant. Cheek implants are available in multiple sizes and in contrast to fat and/or injectables, can be controlled much easier with foreseeable outcomes.