Silicone cheek implants

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Incidental finding on CT brain for suspected head injury

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Implants in the subcutaneous soft tissues overlying the zygomatic arches

Case Discussion

Silicone implants can be used at many locations including breasts, buttocks, calves, vocal chords and cheeks.  Unilateral cheek implants are mostly used as a cosmetic remedy following uncorrected depressed fractures of the zygomatic arches to even up the facial appearance.

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Case information

rID: 42467
Published: 22nd Jan 2016
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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