How Big Is A Medium Sized Cheek Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in silicone malar cheek implants and wanted a dramatic look to change the shape of my flat face. I for sure want to get a medium size implant and was wondering if a 3mm falls in that category or if a 4mm is considered a medium? Thank you.

A: The determination of size is but one consideration in the selection of a cheek implant. It would be equally important to select the style or shape of cheek implant that works best for your face and could create the look you are after. But back to size, a cheek implant’s size has numerous dimensions of which thickness is but just one of them. Generally as the thickness of the implant increases so does the height and width of it as well. (total surface area that it covers) Whether a 3mm thick cheek implant would be considered a ‘medium’ would depend on what cheek implant style you are talking about. For some silicone cheek implants such as the malar shell, 3mms in thickness would be considered an intermediate sized implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana