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Facial Implants

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Medically reviewed by Dr Kam Singh Bsc(Hons), MRCGP, MBCAM

Medical Advisory Committee for Nu Cosmetic Clinic

Last Reviewed February 20th 2024

What is Facial Implant?

Facial Implants can change the shape and overall proportion of the face, resulting in a much enhanced and pleasing appearance. At Nu Cosmetic Clinic, we refer you surgeons who utilise the very latest in implant technology to modify the shape of the chin, cheek or jaw. All of the facial implants are advanced and effective.

Facial surgeons generally divide the face into thirds, roughly as brow, mid-face, and lower face and neck. Each must be assessed separately for the very best results to be achieved.

Facial implants have become increasingly popular in the cosmetic procedures category, allowing men and women to enhance and sculpt their facial features. They are designed to add volume and definition to specific areas of the face.

Facial implants are commonly inserted under the cheeks, chin, and jawline. These implants are typically made from biocompatible materials such as silicone, polyethylene, or other synthetic materials that integrate well with your face’s natural tissues.

We understand that each face is different, and so are your aesthetic goals. Our facial implants are crafted to suit your features, ensuring a customized and natural look.

  • Cheek implants enhance cheekbones, making them prominent and providing a youthful appearance. This procedure is sought after by people looking to add definition to their midface.
  • People seeking a more defined and balanced facial profile choose chin implants. They can add projection to the chin, improving overall facial features.
  • Lastly, jaw implants enhance the jawline, creating a stronger and more masculine or feminine appearance. This procedure is chosen by those wanting to achieve a more chiselled and well-defined jaw.

Unlike temporary solutions, such as fillers, our facial implants provide long-lasting results that stand the test of time. Once the implants are in place, they provide a permanent or semi-permanent enhancement.

Before the surgery, our plastic surgeon calls you for a consultation. During this meeting, the surgeon will assess your facial structure, discuss your goals, and determine the most suitable type and size of implants.

The surgeon will make incisions under general anaesthesia in strategic locations to minimize scarring. Incisions for cheek implants are often made inside the mouth, while chin and jaw implants may require incisions either under the chin or inside the mouth. The selected implants are secured inside a pocket, which is closed with stitches. The surgeon will ensure symmetry and the desired outcome before closing the incisions.

Your safety is our top priority. Our facial implants are made from MHRA-approved materials, ensuring compatibility with your body and minimizing the risk of adverse reactions. Trust in the reliability and safety of our procedures.


The operations are usually performed under local anaesthesia with sedation. However, some patients and surgeons may prefer the use of general anaesthesia. There are many possible incisions that may be utilised to place facial implants, often dictated by any other surgical procedures that may be being performed at the same time. Your surgeon will discuss this with you at consultation.

Later Progress

As with all surgery, you must expect to feel bruised and sore. Most surgeons apply a bandage to the face for two days to reduce swelling. Stitches are removed after one week. You may also be asked to keep your head elevated for a few days to help the swelling go down. Initially, your face may feel puffy and somewhat stiff. After your surgery and recovery you should expect a more youthful looking face with more defined features and the impression of better bone structure.


After facial implant surgery, recovery is essential for achieving optimal results and ensuring smooth healing. It’s important to note that recovery experiences can vary from person to person.

Immediate Postoperative Period

  • Hospital Stay

Facial implant surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day. However, an overnight stay may be recommended in some cases or if combined with other surgeries.

  • Pain Management

Mild to moderate discomfort is common after surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to manage any pain or discomfort. Take these medications as directed and avoid overexertion.

  • Swelling and Bruising

Swelling and bruising are expected after the surgery. Applying cold compresses to the affected areas can help lessen discomfort. Sleeping with your head elevated can also minimize swelling.

Ongoing Care

Take it easy during the first week after surgery. Avoid strenuous activities, and get plenty of rest to allow your body to heal. Stick to a soft and bland diet during the initial days to avoid putting stress on your facial muscles. Stay hydrated and avoid foods that require excessive chewing.

You will likely have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon within the first week. During this visit, they will assess your healing progress, remove any stitches, and provide further instructions for the upcoming weeks.

After two to four weeks, gradually reintroduce light exercises. Protect your skin from the sun by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. This helps prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and ensures the longevity of your results. If your incisions were made inside the mouth or in inconspicuous areas, scarring may be minimal. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations for scar care, which may include using scar-reducing ointments.

If you have any concerns during your recovery or notice unusual changes, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you throughout the entire process.

Risks & Complications

As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with facial implant surgery. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Facial Implants Prices and Finance Options

The cost of facial implants can vary significantly based on several factors, including the type of implant and any additional fees associated with the procedure. Remember that multiple implants may be used during a single procedure, impacting the overall cost.

We believe in transparency, and that starts with clear pricing. Our facial implant procedures are competitively priced, including pre-operative consultations, surgery, anaesthesia, and post-operative care. No hidden fees, no surprises!

We understand that some people have budget constraints. That’s why we offer personalized finance options to make your dream transformation a reality without compromising your financial well-being. We have partnered with Zebra Health Finance and offer finance plans designed to suit various budgets, providing flexibility and peace of mind.

  • Interest-Free Financing

We also offer loans at a 0% interest rate with as little as a $500 down payment or none at all. Your loan can be paid back in 12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 months depending on your preferences.

At Nu Cosmetic Clinic, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our board-certified surgeons and a team dedicated to providing exceptional care. With years of experience in facial implant procedures, we combine artistry with precision to help you achieve natural-looking results that enhance your unique features.

You will be quoted a figure during the initial eConsult. The price will be finalized after an in-person consultation with our surgeon.


The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the complexity of the procedure and number of implants required, the surgery normally takes between 2-3 hours, not including time in recovery.

Yes, facial implants are permanent.

We recommend that people take a week off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery. Post-surgical bruising may take a few weeks to disperse; this should be considered when planning time off work.

Some non surgical techniques may present an alternative to this procedure. Skin plumpers and the liquid facelift may be able to give you definition and facial contours. This can be discussed at your free consultation.

Yes, this procedure can be combined with other facial surgeries. This can be discussed fully at your free consultation.

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.

We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.

Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.

All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.

Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.

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