I can tell you that is not normal to feel the cheek implants on one side of the mouth but not the other. These were implants off the shelf and that means they should be the exact same size and shape. If one can be felt and one can't that means either the placement is off on one side or your facial bones are majorly asymmetrical. Since you didn't mention asymmetry that means it's got to be the placement.
Hey everyone, I went in and saw my ps and told him about the discomfort I have on one side of my cheek. He initially said it looked fine and 'asethically' it looked good. I told him the look is great, but the feel is not so great. He began telling me that he 'molds' and shaves down each implant to get the best fit for the cheek as no two cheekbones are the same. I told him maybe the side that is giving me discomfort is too big, and not shaved down enough as it feels like it sticks out and gives me resistance.
So he went with a cortisone shot near the discomfort and said to come back in two months as it should take a couple weeks to help. He said he would do one more cortisone shot after that, and then go from there. I honestly don't think the cortisone shot will help and I think its too large thats why it's giving me resistance.
The cortisone might relieve some minor pain, but it is definitely not the long term solution. If you continue to feel a great deal of discomfort keep updating your surgeon. I would follow along with his suggestions, but it sounds like you might be right with your conclusions. He is attempting to string you along and "rectify" your issues with the least invasive procedures. Lots of docs do this, so you give up and they do not have to deal with issues they are responsible for. Keep on top of this, and keep your surgeon posted. Do not give up.
He said aesthically the implants looked fine. He put on gloves and felt the inside of my mouth where the implants are. He said it feels and looks fine. I told him even though it looks fine on one side it feels like its bigger than the other and sticks out more, maybe this is the reason why i feel more resistance on my left side than my right and why I notice I have something in the left side of my cheek where as I dont on the other side. He said lets try a cortisone shot to minimize the pain and then come back in 2 months and try another cortisone shot and then go from there.
My op was excatly one year ago. It does seem pretty silly thinking that a cortisone would relieve the discomfort, I know it wouldn't, so far i've noticed no change, i'm pretty sure on my assumptions that the implant wasn't shaved down enough and it is a little too big thats why i get resistance on one side, he said come back in 8 weeks.