Are intraoral incisions for facial implants risky because of the possibility of infection?
Intraoral incisions are commonly made for the placement of chin and cheek facial implants. I prefer to use the intraoral approach when placing cheek implants but, use a submental approach when performing chin augmentation. The risk of infection when placing cheek and chin implants is certainly present, but, with the use of oral antibiotics, the infection rate is reduced and the approach, either intraoral or external, for implant placement has not proven to be a predictor of post operative infections.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld