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I am considering getting cheek implants.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 03 January 2013


I am considering getting cheek implants.

I have been to a jaw surgeon and they recognised that would help my sunken cheek bones, mid face due to loss of upper teeth in my early twenties. They said jaw surgery would help but I would not like to go this route.

I have a few questions I would like to ask you:

  • Do you or do you have a consultant that does sub malar cheek implants. I am not interested in any fillers.
  • If so can I meet the consultant and not a nurse practitioner which I went to and did not know the ins and outs. Had a bad experience. So hence the questions. No point travelling and taking time off work to meet someone.
  • Will pay consultation fee.
  • Can you give a ball park figure into the cost of the implants?
  • If you can answer these questions I would like to meet the consultant involved.


With regards to jaw advancement surgery I doubt that it would be of help in your situation unless it involves also advancement of the mid face, which is more involved than the common upper jaw advancement.

With regards to the planning for the surgery, my approach is to evaluate in consultation with the patients, using 3-D imaging and simulations, what are the types of changes that they seek. Based on the changes targeted, it is possible to develop a treatment plan that will be able to achieve reasonably similar, although not identical, surgical corrections.

As a matter of principle, I would not commit to a type of intervention on the basis of descriptions of the problem and desired changes, primarily because experience has shown that in the interactive process of the consultation, patients have a progressive appreciation of both the characteristics of the problem and desired result.

For guidance regarding prices for the more common aesthetic surgery procedures or combinations of procedures, please visit my website at www.allaboutcosmeticsurgery.co.uk

For procedures not listed there, kindly contact my practice either by telephone at 0207 486 7757 or by email at contact@aesthetic-plastic-surgery.co.uk and my team will be delighted to assist you.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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