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Cheek Augmentation in Dubai – Cheek Implant

Many people today wish to have fuller cheeks and cheek implant surgery – also known as cheek augmentation – has made it possible for them. Changing the bony features of your face enhances the overall facial beauty significantly. Cheek implant surgery is a safe and effective surgical procedure that enhances the contours of cheeks and requires very little time for recovery.

Who is a Good Candidate?

You may be a good candidate for cheek augmentation in Dubai if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have flat cheeks.
  • Your cheeks have lost volume and your jawline contours need improvement.
  • You are interested in having higher cheekbones.
  • You think your facial features are out of proportion.

Cheek Implant Goals

Cheek augmentation surgery enhances the appearance of your cheeks and ultimately the entire face by:

  • This procedure adds volume to your cheeks.
  • Improving the contours and definition of your cheeks.
  • It improves the structure of flat cheeks.
  • Addressing the sunken areas beneath eyes.
  • Improving the contours of the jawline.

What are the Techniques Used?

Cheek augmentation in Dubai restores the youthful appearance of cheeks by giving volume to sunken areas and improving the contours. Facial contours can also be improved by non-surgical procedures as well which include:

  • Injectable fillers These are substances injected into the cheek area to add volume and enhance contours, typically requiring periodic reapplication.
  • Fat injections:This procedure involves harvesting fat from one’s own body and injecting it into the cheeks to enhance volume. Results and longevity can vary, and there are associated risks as with any surgical procedure.

The above-mentioned techniques are effective for enhancing cheeks but their results are not permanent. Cheek implant surgery is one of the methods used for enhancing the contours of the middle face, utilizing cheek implants. Multiple options are available for Cheek augmentation treatment which include:

  • Malar implants – These are designed to provide higher projection by being placed directly on the cheekbones, enhancing facial structure.
  • Submalar implants – These are specifically placed to address sunken areas beneath the cheekbones, offering a fuller cheek appearance.
  • Combination of both – Utilizing both malar and submalar implants can enhance the overall facial structure, addressing both the cheeks and cheekbones for a comprehensive improvement.

Pre-op Preparation

During the pre-op visit, our plastic surgeon will conduct a physical examination and provide a list of pre-surgical instructions. Some common instructions include:

  • Discontinue taking any anti-inflammatory medications and supplements.
  • Follow the recommended diet regimen.

How is the Procedure Performed?

Cheek implantation is performed on an outpatient basis and takes almost an hour for completion. The steps of the procedure are:

  • The first step typically involves administering anesthesia, which may be general or local with sedation, depending on the case specifics.
  • Then the surgeon will make a small incision as a pathway to place the implant. The sites for making incision are:
    • Inside the mouth where the gums and lips meet.
    • Just below the eyelashes.
  • Then a pocket for placement of the implant is created.
  • The implant is then inserted and, if necessary, sutured to a more stable internal structure within the facial anatomy.
  • Finally, the incisions are carefully closed, often using sutures that may dissolve or require removal.


The recovery period for cheek implantation may be shorter and less complicated compared to some other surgical procedures, though individual experiences vary.

  • Immediately following the surgery, you may experience tightness and numbness, which typically diminish over time, but the duration can vary.
  • You can expect varying degrees of swelling, mild to moderate bruising, and discomfort, which are common after surgery.
  • It is normal to experience temporary difficulty in talking or smiling after the operation, which typically improves as swelling decreases.
  • Most patients experience mild to moderate discomfort, which can last for several days and varies from person to person.
  • Most individuals can return to their normal activities within a week, though recovery time can vary.

Post-op Care

Proper post-operative care is very important for quick and easy recovery. Our plastic surgeon will give you a customized list of post-surgical instructions. Some common instructions are:

  • Take the prescribed medicines to relieve pain or discomfort as per instructions.
  • You will have to avoid strenuous exercise and stressful activities for at least four to five weeks.
  • Patients who have gum or dental problems should consult their dentist and ask if the incision through the mouth will lead to any complications.
  • Keep your mouth clean and rinse frequently.
  • Use warm compresses because they reduce swelling and soothe tender areas.


The final results of cheek implantation will gradually become visible over several weeks to months post-surgery, with the aim of achieving a natural-looking enhancement.


There are many benefits of cheek implant surgery. Below given are some of them.

  • It enhances your facial appearance and youthfulness by improving balance.
  • Enhances facial contours.
  • Minimal side effects, which are generally temporary.
  • It is a safe procedure and gives long lasting results (results and safety can vary based on individual circumstances).
  • May boost self-esteem and confidence for some individuals.

How Much Does Cheek Implant Surgery Cost?

A cheek implant dramatically changes the way you look by improving facial contours and adding volume to your face. The cost of cheek implants in Dubai can vary, with an average starting point around AED 15,000. Visit the cheek implant cost page to know the exact cost of the treatment.

Cheek Implant FAQs

How Long Does Surgery Takes?

The procedure typically takes around 1 hour to complete, but this can vary based on the specific surgical plan and individual circumstances.

For how long do I need to take off from work?

You should take off from work for two to three days.  Although there is swelling, physically, a person can resume regular work in just three to four days. Swelling may last more than a week.

How Long the Result Lasts?

Cheek implant surgery results are long-lasting, but aging and environmental factors can affect longevity.

Is It Painful?

Pain varies among individuals, but discomfort is common in the first few days and is typically managed with medication.

Our Surgeons

Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Funk
Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
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Dr. Federico Di Francesco MD
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
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