How Far Off The Bone Can Cheek Implants Be Placed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I understand that a cheek implant is placed primarily on the bone, but I was wondering how far off the bone can a cheek implant hang? Especially in the submalar region? 

Thank you

A: Cheek implants are commonly positioned off the bone onto the masseteric muscle fascia to obtain lower cheek fullness. It can go as far down along the masseteric fascia as the intraoral vestibular tissues will allow.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon