Question : I am 39 years old, male and want a cheek implant to raise my cheekbones. What are some of the risks associated with this type of implant?
Answer : Any artificial implant can get infected; but with a silicone cheek implant, that would be very rare. Asymmetry can be an issue if the cheek bone is smaller on one side. Numbness of the cheek is common but usually temporary.