Filler Injection

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah

Question: Assalamu alaykum

Due to one tooth extraction my cheeks has become hollow. I am unmarried and i am so worried about this change which occured due to teeth extraction.This change is not normal.These hollow cheeks looks bad. In this situation is a filler injection for cheeks permissible?

Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, I pray you’re well.

When there is a need to return a body part to its previous form, such as disfigurements from accidents, post-surgery, or for example, excess skin after sudden weight loss, cosmetic procedures such as the one you have described would be permitted.

Imam Nawawi, speaking of filing the teeth, states ‘This is impermissible for both the one who is doing it and the one it is done for because of the hadith and because it changing the creation of Allah Most High … What is impermissible is doing that for the purpose of beautification. As for when there is a need, such as medical treatment or disfigurement … or the like, then there is nothing wrong with that’. [Sharh Muslim]

For further details, please refer to the following answer:

Is Cosmetic Surgery Permitted?

Warmest salams,
[Shaykh] Jamir Meah

Shaykh Jamir Meah grew up in Hampstead, London. In 2007, he traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he spent nine years studying the Islamic sciences on a one-to-one basis under the foremost scholars of the Ribaat, Tarim, with a main specialization and focus on Shafi’i fiqh. In early 2016, he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continues advanced studies in a range of Islamic sciences, as well as teaching. Jamir is a qualified homeopath.

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