Cheek Surgery

For a balanced relationship between the structure of your face

Cheek Implants (or Cheek Augmentation) is a common procedure used to bring balance to the facial structure by way of correcting a deficient cheek area due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption or facial trauma.

A weak cheek structure can make your face appear drawn and gaunt. It may also give the appearance of a 'fleshy' lower face. The end result should be a balanced relationship between the structure of the face.

What is the procedure?

The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your preferences, anatomy and your surgeon's recommendation. The implant is placed directly on top of the cheek bone (or right below it). It is possible that it may be repositioned several times during the operation. Sometimes, a small titanium screw is used to attach the implant to the bone.

Could I be a suitable candidate for cheek implants?

The cheek ‘correction’ may provide a harmonious balance with your other facial features so that you feel happier with your look. However, cheek augmentation is aimed for one's improvement rather than for its perfection.

The cheek augmentation benefits are more of a psychological nature, involving emotional and social adjustment. The best candidates for this kind of surgery are the healthy and psychologically stable persons.

Other benefits of cheek surgery are below:

  • Correcting deficient cheeks that make your face appear drawn and gaunt
  • Providing symmetry with the other facial features (nose, eyes, ears)
  • Correcting facial trauma following accidents
  • Enhances patient's self-confidence and life enjoyment

Candidates who can benefit from this kind of surgery are:

  • Young patients with an inherited deficient cheek structure
  • Older patients with signs of ageing in their cheeks (hollow, aged appearance in the lower face and under the eyes)
  • Patients who experienced accidents and need cheek reconstruction

Can cheeks implants be combined with other procedures?

Yes. Cheek implants can be successfully combined with other procedures such as a face lift.

Contact a featured cosmetic surgeon today

Every year, an increasing number of people throughout the UK benefit enormously from cheek implants, but only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to truly understand the benefits, risks and expected outcomes of this procedure.

You will find further information on cheek implant surgery in our cosmetic surgery guide