I have a history of gum problems such as inflammation. I want to have cheek implants to make my nose look more proportionate. Will my prior dental problems present possible complications with having cheek implant surgery?
Gum problems should not preclude you from having cheek implants safely placed if that is what you desire. Although the incision for cheek implants is performed intraorally the incision is place high enough in the mouth that the actual gingiva of the gum is not really affected. You will be placed on antibiotics following the cheek implant procedure to prevent any further infection from occurring.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld