I have had silicone cheek implant with submalar extension. What is involved in removal and will my face sag?
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Silicone cheek implant removal
Cheek implants can be removed under local anesthesia or under IV sedation depending on the patient's tolerance. A small incision will be made just underneath your upper lip where it meets your gum. It should not be painful. Since it has been few years, there will be small pockets, but with time these should collapse. You may also have a ring of calcium deposit or scar tissue surrounding the implant. These should gradually go away. Your face will be flatter than when you had the implants in your cheeks. After few months, you might want to consider having fillers to the area for more volume.