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Old 01-20-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
 
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I am a bit puzzled about this. How are cheek implants done? I have seen conflicting things. The first article I read said the surgeon made the cuts inside the mouth. The second article said that they were placed through the eye sockets. This second way doesn't sound appealing to me. How are cheek implants squeezed through the opening of the eyes and wouldn't that stretch out the skin?


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They are usually inserted inside the mouth.

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In the mouth. The cuts are made on the top behind your molars on both sides. The cheek implants are slid into place and then the cuts are stitched up. After it's a must to keep the mouth clean and gargle with mouthwash. If not it can get infected and the implants might have to be removed.

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I have heard of cheek implants being inserted through incisions on the lower eye lid, but this is extremely rare. I can't think of any rational reason for a surgeon to do it that way, since inside the mouth is clearly a better option (hidden scars and the eyes are too delicate to work around).

When done through the mouth, I've heard the effect is similar to taking out wisdom teeth.

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I am a bit puzzled about this. How are cheek implants done? I have seen conflicting things. The first article I read said the surgeon made the cuts inside the mouth. The second article said that they were placed through the eye sockets. This second way doesn't sound appealing to me. How are cheek implants squeezed through the opening of the eyes and wouldn't that stretch out the skin?
I perform a lot of surgery for facial volume loss with submalar and malar implants (cheek implants). Both techniques mentioned are used for cheek implants, however in my practice, I routinely use the approach through a very small opening in ther mouth. Detemining the area that needs volume and the type of implant to use is critically important.

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