Cheek implants

Give your cheekbones more definition and fullness.

The procedure builds on your existing bone structure, by placing a silicone implant over the top of your cheekbones to give you a look you’re happy with.


Why us

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
Typical Hospital Stay

Day case

Type of anaesthetic

Local anaesthetic

Covered by health insurance? No


Available to self-pay?


What is Cheek implants

Cheek implant surgery helps to improve the bone structure of your face by making your cheekbones look fuller and higher. It builds on your existing bone structure by placing an implant over the top of your cheekbones.

Find a consultant at Sussex Premier Health

Mr John Pereira

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Before your treatment

Cosmetic surgery can be a life enhancing decision and we’re here to help you make the right one. Our experienced cosmetic surgeons will guide you through every step of the way.

It’s important to meet with your chosen consultant before treatment so that you are completely comfortable with them and they know what you want to achieve. It’s helpful to bring in some pictures and a friend or family member to your initial meeting to help articulate your thoughts. You should also ask to see some of the surgeon’s recent before and after pictures of similar operations they’ve performed.

This is an important decision and we’re here to listen and help you achieve your goals.

If you decide to go ahead with the procedure, we’ll give you at least two weeks between consultation and operation date. This is because we want you to be really happy and confident with your decision.

Your initial consultation at Sussex Premier Health will be with one of our expert Cosmetic Surgeons.

The procedure

We understand that undergoing surgery can potentially be a time of anxiety and worry – even for the most common and straightforward procedure. Our experienced and caring medical staff will be there for you, holding your hand, every step of the way.

Cheek implant surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep for the duration of the procedure, or under a local anaesthetic, when the area will be numb but you will be awake. You surgeon will discuss this with you beforehand.

During the surgery, the surgeon will insert the implant through an incision made inside your mouth where your cheek joins your upper gum. This technique means there will be no visible scarring. Sometimes they may also insert the implant through a cut in your lower eyelid.

The material used for the implant is usually silicone or another manufactured material that the body tolerates well. Sometimes it is necessary to use a bone graft, usually taken from the hip. If a bone graft is used there will be some scarring in the area where your surgeon takes the graft. Your consultant will discuss this with you prior to your operation.


After this, you will be taken to your room or comfortable area where you can rest and recuperate until we feel you’re ready to go home.

You’ll usually be able to return home later the same day after cheek implant surgery.

You may have decided you want cheek implants because you feel your cheekbones are too flat or are out of proportion with the rest of your face.

Or maybe you simply want to turn back the clock. As we age, our skin can start to sag and cheeks can lose their plumpness. This can leave us with jowls or saggy folds of skin. Having cheek implants can help pull up this skin to give your face different, more youthful, proportions.

Whatever the reason, we can help you achieve the look you want, so you have the confidence you need to live your life to the fullest.

The procedure builds on your existing bone structure, by placing a silicone implant over the top of your cheekbones to give you a look you’re happy with. It’s sometimes performed at the same time as other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, to reshape the face and maximise the results of surgery.

We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you’ll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.



Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see and when you want. They’ll be with you every step of the way: from giving advice at your first consultation, through to offering on-going support after your surgery.

All of our cosmetic surgeons are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well equipped hospitals.  A cosmetic surgeon’s reputation, qualifications and experience are vitally important, so we only work with consultant grade specialists. These are highly experienced consultants who have completed years of medical training. All our consultants are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC), and many are also members of the UK’s leading cosmetic and plastic surgery associations.



We’ve tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you’re staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

Interested in finding out more?

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