I had cheek implants placed about 10 years ago. They looked good at the time but now they look very obvious and fake looking. Do they need to come out or can I do something else?Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
As we age we loose facial volume and fat in a nonuniform manner. Our cheeks loose volume as well as the area around our eye, temples, and jaw line. This contributes greatly to the aging process. When you were younger you probably had decent facial volume which blended better with the cheek implants. Since you are now loosing more volume around the cheeks, such as in your temples, under eyes, and lower cheek and jawline area, it makes the cheek implants appear more obvious and fake.
You have a couple of choices: one would be to enhance your facial volume around the cheek area, including your temples, under eye area, and brows. This will put your face into greater balance and harmony again.
Your other option is to take out the cheek implants, but then you will be faced with more hollowness and a more aged appearance. Your cheeks will no longer look fake, but instead might look deflated and older. At that point you can decide whether you want to enhance your facial volume. Your choices for doing that include fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm, or your own fat.