What is a cheek implant made of?
Prominent cheek bones are a sign of youth and they are aesthetically desirable. Adding volume to the cheek can be most commonly achieved with the use of facial implants. These are made of synthetic substances that are well tolerated by the body. The three most common implant sources include silicon rubber, polyethylene, and a product called ePTFE which is what is seen in Gore-Tex. All these substances are well tolerated by the body and can provide long-standing facial volume restoration. They tend to provoke very little reactivity to the body which is desirable. Volume addition with injectable fat has become another popular way of adding facial volume and this may be combined with facelift procedures as well.