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Malar augmentation or malarplasty is a surgery aimed to correct the size and shape of the malar region in order to lift the cheek and improve the contour of the middle and lower part of the face.

Cheek plastic before and after

Cheek plastic before and after

*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.

The surgery is performed by one of three methods:

  1. Implant installation – due to this method the malar region is augmented, endoprosthetics of the cheekbones is performed. The incisions are made on the mucous surface of the cheek or in the lower eyelid.
  2. Cheekbone lipofilling – the insertion of the patient’s own fat.
  3. Subcutaneous injections of hyaluronic acid fillers.

Indications for malarplasty

  • Malar asymmetry.
  • Sunken cheeks.
  • Excessive plumpness of the face.
  • Deformity of malar bones due to injuries.

Malarplasty is recommended for patients who have reached the age of 18 years when the chondro-osseous skeleton is formed.

General contraindications: cancer disease, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, arterial hypertension, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder.

How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?

Pre-surgery examination: 1 hour.
Duration of the surgery: 1-2 hours. The patient stays in a clinical setting for 1 day.
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
Incision options. On the inner surface of the cheek or in the lower eyelid. The scars after the surgery are not noticeable.
*Recovery period: swellings and bruises (subcutaneous hemorrhages) and other side effects subside within 2-3 weeks after the surgery.
*Side effects: temporary bruises, swellings, numbness, difficulty chewing, a slight sensation of pain.
*Risks: infectious complications, malar asymmetry, implant failure or displacement.
*Result: after the implant installation – permanent, after hyaluronic acid injections – temporary (6-12 months), in the case of lipofilling – an additional procedure is needed to achieve a long-term effect.

*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.

Consultation holds
Ihor Zolotarenko

Ihor Zolotarenko

Medical director, Plastic surgeon

Anton Podorozhnii

Anton Podorozhnii

Maxillofacial surgeon. Plastic surgeon


The cost of the transaction includes:
1) Operation
2) Anesthesia
3) Implants (if used)
4) Compression underwear (if used)
5) Stay in the clinic with meals, round-the-clock medical support
6) Dressings, examinations
7) Medicines
*The cost of several operations in the complex will be lower due to savings on the duration of anesthesia and stay in the clinic.
*Payments are made in hryvnias at the commercial rate of sale of PrivatBank


Название процедуры Цена (грн)
Cheekbone reduction (reduction)

2400-3100 €

Cheekbone augmentation (Malarplasty)

2900-3600 €

Cheekbone augmentation with implants

2300-3700 €

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