Can I Get Cheek Implants After Having A Cheek Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had cheekbone reduction using the L method. Now cheeks are really low. I want to ask can you put an implant on top of the cheekbones which have been cut and screwed in a lower position? Or is this not possible as it may make the already cut cheekbones move position or fall off??

A: Your cheek bone prominence can be restored by the placement of an implant on the cheekbone. Even though the face of the cheekbone has changed, cheek implants are screwed into position so there is no chance of shifting or falling off of the face of the cheekbone. Having a prior cheekbone reduction does not preclude the placement of cheek implants later.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana