Originally Posted by joycelove
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.