At our world-renowned clinic in London, cheek augmentation, also known as cheek enhancement is a popular procedure for patients interested in facial feminisation. The cheeks should highlight the middle face acting as the pedestal for the eyes and full cheeks portray a feminine face. Cheek enhancement can be achieved by the use of cheek implants, fat grafting, or dermal filler injections. Aesthetically balanced cheek enhancement should be almost undetectable as the cheeks should be in harmony with the rest of the face.

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Summary of Cheek Augmentation

Surgery Time
1 hr
Hospital Stay
Day Case
Reasonably Mobile
Same Day
Time Off Work
10-14 days
Sleep Position
45 degrees for 2 weeks
Following day
Dressings & Garments
Exercise inc. Gym
6 weeks
Full Recovery
6-12 weeks

Reason for Surgery

Cheek enhancement is carried out to reshape the middle part of the face to achieve a more aesthetically balanced facial appearance or to restore a more youthful, feminine look.


This result can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem, allowing you to feel confident in your female gender.

Cheek Augmentation FAQ’S

  • How much does cheek augmentation cost?

    The price of cheek enhancement surgery with implants is approximately £9,000. This includes all of your pre and post-operative aftercare up to one year, as well as services provided to you while you are in hospital.

    For fat grafting or dermal fillers, prices will vary depending on the volume required.

    For an exact quotation please book a consultation with a member of our team.

  • What happens at the consultation?

    You will meet your surgeon and one of our nurses who will ask you about your goals and concerns. A full medical history and examination will be done, before agreeing on a plan for you and discussing the surgery and recovery and risks in detail.

    You may be required to undergo medical investigations such as blood tests, ECG, or other, as medically advised by your surgeon.

  • How do I prepare for my cheek enhancement surgery?

    Once you have your consultations and your surgery is booked, you will have a pre-operative assessment with your nurse 2 weeks before surgery, during which any outstanding questions will be answered. Your preparation for surgery will be reviewed and information will be provided regarding medications, diet, and post-operative care.

    You will not need to stop your hormone therapy.

    You must stop smoking a minimum of 2 weeks before your surgery and up to 12 weeks postoperatively.

  • What happens on the day of my surgery?

    On the day of your surgery, you will attend the hospital where your surgery is taking place. You will be reassessed by your surgeon and your anaesthetist before going to the theatre. The hospital team will complete the necessary pre-operative health checks.

    Following your surgery, you will be bed-bound and closely monitored by the hospital medical team. They will assist you with anything you need. You will be tired and spend most of this time resting.  You will be provided with something to eat when you are alert and slowly mobilised with assistance.

    Once you are awake and mobile, you will be discharged from the hospital to your home. You must have a chaperone to bring you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours.

  • What aftercare will be provided for me?

    London Transgender Clinic provides a premium aftercare service. You will be assessed 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1-year post operatively to monitor your progress.

    You will be provided with post-operative manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy to reduce swelling and promote better healing.

    LTC also has a nurse on call 24/7 in the event you have any emergencies following discharge from the hospital. You will be seen immediately if medically required or appropriate advice will be provided.

  • What happens if there is a complication?

    In the event of a complication, you will be medically assessed as soon as possible by your surgeon or a qualified member of our nursing team. In the unlikely event you need to return to the theatre this will be arranged for you by our team. Hospital and anaesthetist fees may be charged, however, there will be no surgical fee. Further information is outlined in our terms and conditions.

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The first appointment was super thorough, they make you aware of everything you could possibly want to know about your transition and give you all the information necessary for you to be able to make an informed decision.

Couldn’t be happier. Thanks, LTC and in special, Shirley, for being such an awesome bunch!


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