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What happens to cheek implants over time?

What happens to cheek implants over time?

Hopefully nothing: Silicone cheek implants, however, have an unpredictable occasional tendency to suddenly extrude even decades after placement. Expanded polyethylene devices tend to incorporate and become almost like bone. Cheek implants can effect significant improvement in facial aesthetic (incl nose over-prominence)but can also cause a change in character: "i don't look like me anymore". ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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How long is the recovery time after having cheek implants? I work in a factory and my days off of work are very limited. I would not want to go back to work until my face was looking normal and people would not be able to notice that i had surgery. How ma

How long is the recovery time after having cheek implants? I work in a factory and my days off of work are very limited. I would not want to go back to work until my face was looking normal and people would not be able to notice that i had surgery. How ma

Usually a few days: Cheek implants are may be placed through a small incision inside the mouth or through the lower eyelid. Bruising and swelling are common after the procedure, but not very pronounced. In many cases a week off from work should be sufficient, but for those who bruise easily additional time may be needed. ...Read more

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What is used for cheek implants?

What is used for cheek implants?

Plastic and fat: Plastic implants made of a solid silicone as well as porous implants that look like synthetic coral have been used. Your own fat can be transplanted into this area as well. A new injectable filler called sculptra is also used frquently. ...Read more

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Can cheek implants fix my fat cheeks?

Not likely: Cheek implants are used to augment flat cheeks due to lack of bony projection or lack of soft tissue, less commonly. Cheek implants in light of "fat" cheeks may accentuate the fullness of the cheeks, and likely to result in unfavorable outcome. ...Read more

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Who is a good candidate for cheek implants?

If health OK you are: If your malar areas are flat, anatomic cheek implants placed by an abps-certified plastic surgeon or abo-certified ENT surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery can be a wonderful improvement. They are solid, do not move, and can provide contour enhancements of several types for those who are a candidate and able to undergo the surgical procedure/recovery. See a ps for consultation! ...Read more

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Do you know if there are side affects to having cheek implants?

Do you know if there are side affects to having cheek implants?

Always risks w surge: Implants in the cheek are permanent (with the exception of fat and fillers). Implants such as silicone or goretex are frequently asymmetric, can become infected and have so-so patient satisfaction. Injectables are typically temporary but allow more precision with symmetry and no surgical risk. ...Read more

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Are there any medical reasons why someone would need cheek implants?

Probably not: Facial implants are usually placed to improve or 'balance' facial esthetics. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having cheek implants removed? I have been considering have cheek implants but I am very nervous that i will not like the outcome. I always thought that this procedure could not be undone, but i friend of mine told me that im

You will becomhollow: Removal of implants always results in the lack of volume, where the implant used to be. If this is the procedure you are considering, consider fat transfer as a replacement of the implant, it's all natural and should last and last, if of course done by a true specialist. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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As a teenager, am i too young to have cheek implants?

I think so, but...: A chin implant may be appropriate if combined with a rhinoplasty to make your facial features more proportional...And many rhinoplasties are done in teenagers. Other than that, i cannot think of any cosmetic problems that i would treat with implants in a teenager. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get cheek implants?

Maybe: My advice is to see a plastic surgeon, particularly one that specializes in craniofacial cosmetic surgery, because although cheek implants such as medpor may be safe, there are other safe options such as fat grafting using your own tissue. ...Read more

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