I had a cheek implant surgery years ago and would like to remove them. Is it possible?

Dec 13, 2014

I had cheek implant surgery years ago. I am not really happy with them anymore, maybe it is just getting older and becoming more comfortable with yourself. Is it possible to have them removed? What would this entail and would the appearance afterwards be acceptable?

Richard Galitz, MD, FACS Answers:

Cheek implants can usually easily be removed.

Dec 13, 2014

Cheek implants can usually easily be removed from a sublabial approach. However, if they were fixed in with some sort of screw or some other procedure, it may involve a little more difficulty and can be more problematic. You need to find out from your original surgeon exactly which implants they are and how they were placed in, but if they were just placed in without any permanent fixation removing them is usually very easy and should now show any significant deformity afterwards.

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