Should My Cheek Implant Replacements Be Secured With Screws?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Quick question about cheek implant revision. If the first cheek implants were screwed is it ok if the revision surgeon doesnt screw them in? Im nervous that the pockets will be too big and the implant will shift in the preexisting pocket since im going for a much smaller implant the second time around.Is there any way to prevent this?

Thank you

A: If you are placing a smaller cheek implant into a larger implant pocket then they would absolutely need to be secured with screws. It is more important this time around than the first time since there is an established capsule.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon