Back before fat grafting and injectable fillers were popular, many plastic surgeons used cheek implants to add volume to the cheeks. These implants are composed of solid smooth silicone or porous substances, and are typically inserted through the mouth or an incision in the lower eyelid.
My old mentor used to tell me that cheek implants are three operations: one to put it in, one to put it back into place when it moves out of place, and a third operation to just remove it.
I’ve seen a handful of these displace and others look and feel unnatural.
With a plethora of other great options for cheek enhancement, including fat grafting, Sculptra, Voluma, and Restylane Lyft, I don’t think there is any reason to use cheek implants anymore.
For these reasons, cheek implants are on my Holistic Beauty Blacklist.
Note: This is based solely on the opinions of Dr. Youn, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all doctors or the standard of care in your area. Before you undergo any invasive cosmetic treatment, make sure you consult with a real board-certified plastic surgeon.