Cheek implants - before or after orthognathic surgery?
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Cheek implants in combination with orthognathic surgery
in your case, there are several factors to consider. I do not think that it is a contraindication to perform malar augmentation in combination with lower jaw surgery. You must consider that anesthesia time is increased and as in any implant surgery, contamination is a big consideration. For this reason, I like to use freeze dried cartilage instead of a man-made material for the implant such as silicone or PTFE. You may also be a candidate for a zygomatic osteotomy.Discuss these factors with your surgeon Who will be in a much better position to guide you based on his or her experience and your individual needs.Best of luck
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