Cheek augmentation

Anesthesia Local / Sedation / General
Duration 1 hr.
Hospitalization Ambulatory / CMA
Postoperative needs No
Results Visible immediately. Settlement 1 year.
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Cheek augmentation

The augmentation of cheekbones is a procedure by which an increase in the volume of the cheekbones is produced.

There are different ways of approaching this procedure: surgical and non-surgical



Lift of the middle third or third of the cheekbones, cheekbone augmentation by fat grafting or cheekbone augmentation by silicone implant.

Middle third lifting

It is a surgical intervention through which an elevation of the middle third of the face is produced and with it an increase in the volume of the cheekbones.

  • After the intervention there is some edema or swelling of the operated area as well as in some cases, bruises that subside over the first 15 days.
  • Hospitalization: the procedure can be performed as a major outpatient surgery.
  • Postoperative: painless or with very slight discomfort.
  • Result: it is immediate, although its definitive settlement occurs over the next 8 months.

Fat grafting

For cheek augmentation: Fat grafting can be used to increase the volume of the cheekbones.

  • This technique involves the removal of fat from the patient through liposuction that can be performed under local anesthesia. The fat used for the injection of the cheekbones is of a fine texture (nanofat or nanofat) which is accompanied by the contribution of platelet-rich plasma, PRP.
  • This procedure can be repeated until the desired volume is obtained.
  • Result: after the injection of the fat the effect is immediate. Once the graft is seated, this volume is permanent.

The behavior of fat grafts is reflected in the following graph:


Implantation of cheekbone prostheses

Cheek augmentation can be done by incorporating cheek implants.

  • The intervention consists of making an incision inside the oral mucosa and making suitable pockets for the insertion of compact silicone prostheses.
  • Anesthesia: This procedure is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
  • Postoperative: after the procedure, fixation is applied by means of taping that will be maintained for 10 days.
    It is possible that there may be some bruising and edema or swelling after the intervention that may last about 15 days.
  • Result: The result of the intervention is immediate and permanent. it is not necessary to remove stitches since they are resorbable


By injecting fillers, such as hyaluronic acid and/or calcium hydroxyapatite

  • Cheek augmentation by fillers It is a fast and safe option.
  • It is performed in the office by injecting substances such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite.
  • Dr. García Ceballos uses a double or triple fan technique, which allows a harmonic and homogeneous distribution of the volume of the cheekbones.
  • The number of vials needed to perform this increase is variable depending on the needs of each patient. In some cases 1 ml or 1.5 ml of product may be enough. In other cases, two vials of product may be necessary.

Our recommendation is to start treatment with one vial for both cheekbones and after a rest period of 20 days, assess the increase in volume.

We carry out this intervention in Palma de Mallorca.

The price of the intervention is delivered after consulting with Dr. García Ceballos.

During the consultation you will be able to see before and after photos of cases similar to yours.

If you travel or consult us from anywhere in Spain, UK or Europe you can request your telematic consultation via Skype.

It is convenient to put yourself in the hands of a specialist in Plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to carry out this type of intervention.

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Frequently asked questions

Among all the possible treatment options for cheek augmentation, perhaps the healthiest is fat grafting.
Regarding the durability of cheekbone augmentation, the most recommended techniques are fat grafting and cheekbone augmentation through prosthetics.

Yes, it is possible to perform cheek augmentation permanently. This can be obtained by means of a facelift of the middle third, an increase in the cheekbones with fat grafting or by means of a cheekbone prosthesis.

Duration usual filler the hyaluronic acidIf you wish, you can consult more information on our facial fillers.

Cheek augmentation known as organic ranges between €400 and €1,000

The price of cheek augmentation using your own fat ranges between €1,200 and €2,000

The difference between cheek augmentation through a cheek lift and fat filling is that in a cheek lift the cheek is mobilized from a lower position to a higher position, through a surgical procedure that involves two incisions: one on the scalp and another on the inside of the cheek.
Fat grafting for cheek augmentation consists of adding volume through your own fat, therefore there is no real elevation of the tissues, but rather that produced by the grafted volume itself.

The duration of a cheek implant using silicone prosthesis can be considered permanent, although it is conditioned to the possible complications that could occur derived from cheek implants.

No, the cheek lift intervention is not painful, neither during its execution, nor in the postoperative period. Some slight discomfort may be felt during the first two days that subside with the use of common painkillers.

The necessary amount of hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite depends on the patient in question. The most common is to use two vials for those cases where the requirements are greater and one vial in those cases where the need is not so great.

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