What is a cheek implant made of?
Most cheek implants are made of silicone. Silicone is a solid combination of recurring molecular chains producing a solid, but flexible form. Fewer of the same molecules linked together will produce either liquid or gel forms of silicone. Some silicone implants are coated in Gortex, which adds a slightly porous nature to the external aspect allowing a small amount of tissue in-growth and therefore stability. Custom implants can also be made from other materials, but these are usually reserved for traumatic reconstruction.
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