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The Occurrence and Cause of Some Cheek Implant Asymmetry

Cheek implants are the one assured permanent method of midfacial structural enhancement. They have been available for clinical use for almost forty (40) years and numerous styles and sizes are available which has evolved over the years. While the biggest fear with cheek implants like any facial implant is infection, this is not the most Read More…

Understanding the Shape of the Model Cheek Implant

As an assured method of cheek augmentation, implants have been around for over three decades. While current cheek implant styles remain relevant for many patients, contemporary cheek and midface looks have changed. To address these evolving aesthetic trends, newer designs for cheek implants need to be used. More younger patients are requesting the so called Read More…

The Extended High Cheek Implant for an Enhanced Midface Effect

Cheek augmentation has a long history and traditionally could only be done by an implant. Today injectable filler and fat are less invasive options but their permanency and desired shape outcomes are not assured. While implants still offer a permanent augmentation effect, their effects are limited to the implant shapes that are commercially available. Many Read More…

OR Snapshots – Orbito-Malar or Anterior Cheek Implants

Cheek implants are a well known method of adding assured volume to the midface. The term ‘cheek’ however can have various meanings to different patients and the area of some patient’s cheek augmentation may be slightly or considerably different. Given that the cheek area is a broad anatomic area, extending from the lateral orbit to Read More…

OR Snapshots – Screw Fixation of Standard or Custom Cheek Implants

While cheek implants are of the most commonly performed synthetic facial augmentation procedures, they are unique in several ways. One of their unique features is that they are typically placed in an upward direction from below (intraoral) and are positioned essentially ‘on the side of a clift’ so to speak. Laying up against the prominence Read More…

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