Our board-certified surgeons at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre pride themselves on a commitment to patient satisfaction. They go above and beyond to ensure that your cosmetic procedure is the perfect fit for your unique needs.
Facial implants are small pieces of medical-grade silicone that are used to enhance the structure and harmony of the face and provide greater facial contouring. There are three areas of the face where facial implants are most commonly used:
Jaw implants can give a more defined jawline and is a popular procedure for both men and women. Some patients opt to combine jaw implants with a rhinoplasty because of the aesthetic connection the jawline shares with the structure of the nose.
A chin implant can provide greater harmony to the face by enhancing the look and size of the chin area. Both men and women with smaller, less defined chins choose this surgery to bring more balance to the face.
Also known as cheek augmentation, cheek implants give the area between the nose and eyes more volume and fullness.
If you feel like adding more fullness and structure to your cheeks, chin or jawline, you may be a good candidate for facial implants. Both men and women can benefit from the balancing effects facial implants provide. On the other hand, for patients who feel their face has too much volume, a Buccal Fat removal procedure can create greater contouring and remove unwanted volume from the face.
Prior to surgery, we will evaluate your physical and mental health to make sure you are healthy enough for surgery. To ensure your health and safety, you’ll be asked to get clearance from your primary care provider prior to surgery as well since you will be under anesthesia.
Facial implants provide an effective long-term solution for patients wanting to enhance their face’s structure and facial harmony. While facial fillers offer a quicker, non-surgical way to plump up the skin of the face, the gel isn’t recommended for areas that require more structure like the jawline and chin. Facial fillers also do not typically last beyond a year following the procedure. Facial implants however are a more permanent solution which doesn’t require continuous upkeep like facial fillers.
Typically, general anesthesia is used for facial implants. Facial implant surgery is generally a quick procedure, which should take about an hour or two. Before your surgery here at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre, you will be required to obtain medical clearance, which ensures patients are healthy enough for surgery by ensuring all criteria are met.
Facial implants are permanent implants that do not need replacement. However, if at some point you would like to change the look of your face, removal of facial implants is a very easy and quick procedure. The implants used for facial augmentation are made of high-quality medical-grade silicone, a substance that is non-reactive to your body’s tissue. Breast implants use a liquid form of silicone that can break down over time. That’s why it’s recommended that breast implants be replaced every 10 years. However, facial implants use a solid silicone which doesn’t require replacement.
It is normal to experience some swelling and bruising in the implant area after your surgery. Depending on the location of your facial implant, you may also feel some muscle tightness and constricted facial movement. Recovery typically takes around six to eight weeks. After the recovery time, you should feel back to your normal self and can resume your everyday activities. Your implant area will feel like natural tissue to the touch.
AJ Plastic Surgery Centre surgeons’ decades of experience allows them to give patients the aesthetic results they are looking for.
Our surgeon’s gentle technique prioritizes patient comfort. Since the procedure will be done using general anesthesia, you won’t feel anything during surgery. Post-surgery, there may be some minor discomfort at the surgery site for 24-48 hours, but over-the-counter pain medication like Tylenol should be sufficient in easing this discomfort. Facial implants are a minor surgery and our surgeons make the smallest, most minimal incisions in order to provide for less pain and a quick recovery.
Because facial implants go on a very visible area of the body, many people are concerned about scarring. However, AJ Plastic Surgery Centre surgeons use an incision closure technique to produce nearly invisible scars. This is extremely important. For facial implants along the chin and jawline, our surgeons make sure incisions are done in the least visible regions of the face possible. We understand that you want to achieve facial harmony while not having a visible scar that shows you had plastic surgery work done. By choosing an expert in facial plastic surgery, like our surgeons, you can ensure the most refined, natural-looking results.
The surgeons at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre are registered by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council and recognized by the Kenya Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. They offer a wide variety of non-invasive and surgical procedures to meet all your plastic surgery needs.
With years of experience, surgeons at AJ Plastic Surgery Centre have developed innovative techniques to help patients reach their aesthetic goals.