Facial plast Surg 2000; Volume 16(Number 1): 35-44
DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-7324
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Malar, Submalar, and Midfacial Implants

Minas S. Constantinides1 , Suzanne K. Doud Galli1 , Philip J.  Miller1 , Peter A. Adamson2
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.
  • 2Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Publication History

Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)


A resurgence of malar augmentation using alloplastic implants can be attributed to the safety, simplicity of technique, and reliable good results of these implants. As the more sculpted face becomes a common aesthetic goal, malar augmentation plays an increased role in facial plastic surgery practices. It provides a natural, ``unoperated'' look that is preferred by most patients today. The history of our current aesthetic and how new alloplasts have contributed is reviewed. The development of simpler techniques of malar analysis will also be reviewed. An indepth look at aesthetic analysis, implant choice, surgical approach, postoperative results, and possible complications will provide a thorough review of current malar implantation.