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Male Facial Implant

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 utilize the very latest in implant technology to modify the shape of the chin, cheek or jaw. All of our facial implants are permanent.

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.


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.

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Risks & Complications

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

We will not push you for surgery. We will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. We 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 a call to us and we will provide you our expert advice. You will love us for our honesty, integrity and professionalism.

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How long does the procedure take?

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.

Are the results permanent?

Yes, facial implants are permanent.

When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?

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.

Are there any alternatives to this surgery?

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.

Can I combine this procedure with other surgery?

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

Will I have altered sensation in the area?

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.

What weight should I be for surgery?

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.

When can I fly after the procedure?

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 a Nu Cosmetic clinic in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

Am I too young/ too old for this 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.

Can I get a second opinion?

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

Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?

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