Cheek Bone Augmentation

Cheek Bone Augmentation Surgery in Hyderabad

Cheek Bone Augmentation Surgery Overview: Treatment, Ideal candidates, Benefits, Types, Cost, Complications, and Aftercare

High & prominent cheekbones help present an attractive and contoured face.

A common component of facial rejuvenation is the restoration of lost volume and soft tissue support. There is a marked loss of volume and loss of tissue support in the malar region (cheekbone) of the midface in an aging patient. The goal of augmentation of the malar region is to restore the midface volume and aesthetic balance. Besides, cheekbone augmentation can be used to correct congenitally atrophic midface (Binders syndrome).

The cheekbone augmentation surgery is done using implants or with fat grafting. The surgery is a safe and predictable cosmetic procedure that greatly enhances one's facial appearance. This surgery helps females achieve full cheekbones that reflect the beautiful aesthetic feminine quality. This surgery also helps men get a balanced facial profile by adding a definition to their cheeks.

The surgery enhances fullness and counteracts the appearance of a hollow look caused due to facial aging. The implants are made of a material composed of human tissues, so there is little to no risk or allergic reactions. The fat used in this treatment is also obtained from the patient's body and helps add volume to the sunken cheekbone area.

Ideal candidates for Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

  • People with flat or underdeveloped cheeks.
  • Deficient cheek structure.
  • Suffering from aging and facial trauma concerns.
  • Those who want pronounced and attractive cheekbones.
  • Those who have hollow cheekbones.
  • Those with good overall health.
  • Those who are not suffering from any autoimmune disease.
  • Those who have realistic expectations from the treatment.

Benefits of Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

  • Natural-looking safe results.
  • Helps achieve an attractive and youthful appearance.
  • Implants used are biocompatible and safe to insert.
  • Enhances the cheek area to create fuller and more defined cheeks.
  • Improves the balance and harmony of the face.
  • Long term solution to achieve a youthful and full facial profile.
  • Helps both men and women to maintain a youthful and balanced appearance.
  • Minimal recovery time.

Consultation for Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

During the consultation, the surgeon will examine the patient’s facial anatomy and discuss the procedure and the patient’s goals from the surgery. The patient’s medical history, past surgeries, present medical conditions, and other relevant information about the patient’s physical health are also discussed. Then blood and other medical imaging tests are performed to determine one’s candidacy for the surgery. Finally, mutual aesthetic goals are set, and changes to make during the surgery are listed.

The surgeon also examines the facial dimension, facial laxity, and facial volume to make recommendations for treatment methods. Then according to one's need, the surgery is performed either with fat or with implants.

Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, an expert Cheekbone Augmentation Surgeon in Hyderabad specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures. Dr. Kalva has helped many people get the desired facial profile and achieve natural-looking results. 

The cheek implant size is considered after careful consideration of one’s facial features and bone structure to ensure that the implant complements the face. Choosing the right implant shape and size to best-fit one's facial anatomy also helps to achieve the desired aesthetic goals.  

Before the Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

The patient must focus on a healthy lifestyle before undergoing surgery. The patient must not consume blood-thinning medications and supplements before the surgery for a few weeks. He/she should stop smoking before the surgery as cigarettes slow the recovery process. Quitting smoking before and after surgery helps the healing process.

Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery procedure types

It is an outpatient surgery and is performed under local anesthesia. Cheekbone augmentation can be accomplished using 2 different techniques. 

I. Alloplastic implant placement

This procedure can be performed under sedation and local anesthetic. The implants are usually silastic. The incision is intraoral. A pocket is created over the malar bone as per pre-operative markings. The pockets are created to exact size. The implants can be custom trimmed to suit the patient’s aesthetic requirements. The implants are placed in the pocket. Fixation is rarely necessary. The incisions are carefully closed. Implants provide a permanent solution for cheek augmentation. The healing time is 7-10 days. Since the incisions are inside the oral cavity, maintenance of oral hygiene is of utmost importance.

II. Structural Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is done via a 1mm cannula. The fat is sourced from the patient’s subcutaneous region in the abdomen, flanks, or inner thighs. The fat is processed to remove serum, blood & fibrous tissue. Then it is converted to micro fat. This is then injected carefully in the malar area in different planes. 60–70% of the injected fat is expected to survive. The procedure can be repeated to achieve the final result. The advantages of this method of augmentation are

  • No artificial implants are used.
  • No incisions are made.

The disadvantage is the procedure may need to be repeated to get the desired result.


Both augmentation methods are usually combined with other rejuvenation procedures such as facelift, chin augmentation, blepharoplasty, and chemical peels, etc.

The cheek augmentation surgery can add volume for more distinct facial contours. At Inform Clinics, Dr. Dushyanth Kalva performs a safe cheek augmentation surgery that helps one achieve distinctively high, sculpted cheekbones as desired.

Procedure time

The duration of the surgery depends on an individual treatment plan. The implant surgery usually lasts about an hour, and the fat grafting will also take one to two hours.

Scars after surgery

There will be no visible external scars after the surgery, but one will have scarring inside the mouth, where the incisions were made.

Results Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

After the surgery, swelling, bruising, and numbness will be there, and this usually subsides within the second week after surgery.

The surgery results are instantly noticeable and over the course of a few months as the implant settles into its new position final result can be seen. The face will feel tightened as the implants settle at the desired position.

Many people are concerned that cheek implants may look unnatural as they age. The implants are placed deep underneath the cheek's soft tissues to minimize the chance of a change in appearance over time with age.

Cost of Cheek Bone Augmentation Surgery in Hyderabad

Inform Clinics provide individualized treatment, as every individual’s expectation is different. Therefore, cheekbone augmentation treatment cost in Hyderabad varies for each case.

The cost of cheekbone augmentation surgery depends on the following factors

  • Qualification and expertise of the surgeon.
  • Implant size or amount of fat injected.
  • Type of procedure (implant or fat).
  • The complexity of the procedure.
  • Anesthesia fees.
  • Medical tests.
  • Surgical facility costs.
  • Target areas.
  • Medicine cost.
  • Location of the clinic.

Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, an expert plastic, and cosmetic surgeon perform cheekbone augmentation surgery in Hyderabad at Inform Clinics to help women and men achieve the desired results. The anatomy of the face is very complicated. Dr. Dushyanth Kalva has a thorough knowledge of facial anatomy. This helps in bringing out the natural results and to make the patient understand what exactly to expect from the surgery. Therefore, each surgery is customized according to individual facial anatomy and the desired goals from the surgery.

Limitations and risk associated with Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

Risks associated with Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

Every surgery is associated with some type of risk or complications. Some risks associated with the treatment include

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Numb nose
  • Shifting of implant
  • Allergic reactions
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Deformity of the cheek
  • Unsatisfactory nasal appearance
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

It is important to choose a qualified surgeon because then one does not have to worry about these complications. An experienced surgeon will take care of all the safety measures and ensure optimum results.

Aftercare Cheek Bone Augmentation surgery

  • Protect your face from hitting or any type of trauma.
  • Sleep straight and keep the head elevated with the help of pillows for a week after surgery.
  • Do not put pressure on the treated area.
  • Do not wear spectacles for a few weeks after surgery.
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothing that opens in the front.
  • During the first few weeks of surgery, avoid activities that can raise blood pressure.
  • After 5-6 weeks, one can start the cardiovascular activities and brisk walking.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, sports, and jogging for up to 5-6 weeks.
  • Do not subject excessive force or abrasion at the incision site.
  • Do not scratch in the treated area.
  • Take oral medication as prescribed.
  • Do not perform vigorous tooth brushing.
  • Maintain oral hygiene and wash mouth with antibacterial mouth wash.
  • Eat only soft foods for a few weeks after surgery.

To avail of the benefits of cheek implant surgery in Hyderabad, consult today with Dr. Dushyanth Kalva, at Inform Clinics.

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