Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Facail Implants after Tooth Loss and Facelift Options

Q. Can facial implants be placed anywhere in the face? I had most of my lower bottom teeth pulled 30 years ago. I started seeing facial collapse about 5 years ago. I have had 9 dental implants and bone grafts in the last 10 years. They all failed I had a facelift 12 years ago. What bothers me most is the large holes in my lower cheeks where my teeth used to be. I have the areas circled. My question is can facial implants be placed there? Also is there any chance the under lying dropping of my face is muscle and skin or just skin.

A. So sorry for your troubles! Thanks for sharing your photos. They are helpful but you will need an in-person consultation.

Facial implants are certainly an option; the benefits must be weighed against the risk of complications. They are not performed universally, so please select your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, ENT Surgeon or Oral Surgeon carefully. Based on your concerns / desires, a panoramic x-ray or CT scan will help in determining the amount of bone loss, structural asymmetries and need for boney support and fill needed.

My initial thoughts and considerations are:

Non-surgical skin tightening: Obagi, ZO Skin Health, TCA Peels / Laser

Minimally invasive skin tightening: ThermiTIGHT, Sculptra

Surgical: Secondary face and neck lift.

I wish you the best success on this journey for self-improvement. All the best!

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