What are cheek implants made of?
Actually there are several types of cheek implants available. The oldest synthetic implants are silastic. These have been on the market since the 1950’s and continue to be the most widely used implant in the world. Gore-Tex, which has been used for years in such surgery as heart and vascular surgery, is also a material accepted well with a minuscule rejection rate. The newer cheek implants have the ability to provide a more natural appearance.