Should Cheek Implants Be Placed Through The Lower Eyelid Or Intraorally?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello I don’t have pictures to upload I’m just looking for your opinion on this: In your opinion is it ever really necessary to place malar or submalar cheek implants in through an eyelid incision? Or could this be accomplished intraorally.

A: While a lower eyelid approach is one method for placing any form of a cheek implant, that is more commonly done by Eye surgeons as that is what they are most comfortable performing. However, the intraoral approach is far more commonly performed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana