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Cheek Implants Feel Tight and Sensitive 6 Months Post-op

I had cheek implants(malar) 6 months ago I absolutely love them,but they are still sensitive to touch,and sleeping on them,I still get "twangs"in them,and when I smile,it feels tight and sensitive,and I think I may still be slightly swollen;I'm going to be away this week,hence I can't get to my surgeon;I feel it's good to get multiple opinions,anyway,please get back to me,I'm really worried and I don't want to lose my cheek implants. Thank you very much,Leigh

Doctor Answers (2)

Cheek implant

+3

Please return to your plastic surgeon for examination and evaluation of the area.

Infection or displacement need to be excluded.

Generally speaking, the swelling and sensation changes should be slowly resolving.

Best wishes,

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Tight Cheek Implants

+1

Without a physical examination it is impossible to make a diagnosis or recommend treatment solely on the basis of your description. See your surgeon when you return home - this does not sound like an emergency.    You're probably experiencing normal healing with resolution of swelling and the return of normal sensation.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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