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Cheekbones augmentation surgery with prosthesis

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The cheekbones augmentation surgery with prosthesis in Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, Spain, consists of placing a prosthesis in the area of the cheekbones or malar bones, with a material that does not cause immunological reaction and integrates in to the tissues naturally.


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People with an inharmonious facial structure.

People who want a definitive change in their cheekbones and have tried other alternatives like hyaluronic acid, fat grafts, calcium hydroxyapatite…


The prosthesis is molded to fit the patient’s structure and placed in two ways. One can be through a small incision which is practically imperceptible in the lower eyelid, and the other, through the union of the upper lip and the gingiva, inside the mouth.


  • 1 hour.



  • Area evaluation to determine appropriateness of the treatment.
  • Follow specific guidelines as determined by the doctor.
  • Blood test, cardiac and respiratory status tests.


  • Local and sedation.


  • Ambulatory.


  • Remove eyelid stiches, as in a lower blepharoplasty, at 4 or 5 days.
  • Intraoral route, the most frequent, does not need removal of stiches as they are reabsorbed by themselves.
  • Medication if required.
  • Mandatory revisions after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription.


  • 4 to 5 days for posible inflammation.
  • Quick recovery.


  • Rejuvenated appearance.
  • Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.


  • Simple intervention.


  • Low.
  • Common risks the intervention could have: displacement of the prosthesis if the correct postoperative period is not followed.
  • Risks the intervention could have: hemorrhage, infection, impaired healing.


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Frequently asked questions about cheekbone prosthesis surgery

What are facial implants?

Facial implants are small prostheses designed to improve facial contour and volume while respecting the anatomy of the face. For example: malar implant (cheekbones), nasal implant and chin implant, in addition to prostheses or implants you can also place the patient’s own fat or temporary filling materials such as hyaluronic acid or Aquamid type permanent fillers.

At what age can I get a chin prosthesis?

The process of ossification of the bones of the face ends between the ages of 15 and 18. It is from this age onwards that we can assess whether he is a candidate for this intervention and if so, we can assess the position, the projection and the necessary volume.

Where do they get the fat for chin lipofilling?

It depends on each patient, in which area has more fat accumulation, although the fat is usually removed from the abdomen. A very small amount of fat is required, in fact, is more important the quality, more than the quantity.

How long does the fat stay on the chin?

This fat, once assimilated by the body remains forever, is a definitive and natural implant.

If I do not want to put a prosthesis what other options are there to increase or improve the chin and jaw?

We can always resort to facial fillers, which can be: temporary, such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®) or permanent fillers, such as Aquamid®. When injected, they do not require surgery, are placed with a little local anesthesia and the results are immediately evident.

What is best about prostheses, fat fillers, or injectable fillers to improve the chin and jaw area?

No technique is necessarily better than another, they only have different indications. In fact, it is possible to complement one with another, i.e. you can give a little projection through a prosthesis or a fat graft and at the same time define the jaw ridge with injectable fillers. The indication on which is the most suitable option for your case will be given by our team of surgeons after a personal clinical evaluation.

Will I have a lot of pain after the chin augmentation?

No, it is an intervention that hardly gives discomfort, and in case you felt some sort of pain, it can be perfectly controlled with mild analgesics.

Will I be able to eat and gesticulate normally after a chin implant?

Yes, the only thing is that we recommend resting the area, i.e. do not gesticulate too much or chew excessively during the first hours of the implant placement to avoid displacements.


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