Hi this is Dr. Portuese in Seattle. Today we're talking about cheek implants. Cheek implants offer a permanent alternative to temporary fillers placed in the cheeks. Cheek implants are manufactured in a variety of shapes, such as malar and submalar. They're also manufactured in a variety of sizes, such as small, medium, and large. They are composed of silastic and they're inserted through an intra-oral approach above the gumline under a brief general anesthesia. For more examples please see our profile at

Cheek Implants Provide a More Permanent Solution to a Sagging Mid-Face

Dr. William Portuese explains how cheek implants are inserted and how they can freshen up an aging face.