Can Cheek Injectable Fillers Infect My Brow Bone Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had dermal fillers to the tear troughs and cheeks three months after having brow bone implants. How likely is it for the implants to get infected because of the injections? Will the capsule around the implant prevent the infection or the capsule hasn’t formed yet?

A: Injectable fillers placed into the cheeks and tear troughs are not going to migrate superiorly up to the brow bone area. Thus I would say the chances of getting brow bone implants infected from cheek injections would not be very likely.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana