Today, there are many options for facial contouring that will enhance overall facial aesthetics, including injectable fillers. However, many of these procedures are not permanent and/or are tailored toward more mature patients. Many people are interested in subtly changing their facial features and the contours of the face permanently. Fortunately, there are options for contouring features such as the cheeks, chin, and nose with surgical procedures that provide permanent, natural-looking results. If you are interested in improving your overall facial balance or just one facial feature in particular, read on to learn more about facial contouring procedures.
The Beauty of Facial Balance
Symmetry and balance are two ways we as humans judge beauty and attractiveness. When facial features are out of balance, something might seem “off” about the facial aesthetics. Many people know there is something they would like to improve about their appearance, but aren’t always sure exactly what should be done. This is often in response to facial balance issues. Improving facial contour is a great way to promote balance and harmony between the features. But how can this be accomplished?
There are a number of surgeries and treatments that can improve facial and contour, and boast a variety of benefits. Some of these include:
A permanent method for immediate improvement of facial features and contours, facial implants have become very popular in the last few years, particularly chin implants. Implants are made from materials like solid silicone, and are inserted during a quick and relatively simple surgery.
Cheek implants are used to improve definition and projection of the cheeks, often promoting the “high cheekbone” look that is so coveted. Chin implants are used for projection and balance, often to create a more harmonious balance with the nose or improve a “weak” or under-projected chin. Chin implants are often paired with rhinoplasty procedures.
Also known as a “nose job”, the rhinoplasty is a complex and versatile nose reshaping surgery that can be used to improve or correct all manner of cosmetic and functional defects, from an overly large nose, to a hump on the bridge, or a crooked nose. Contouring the nose can improve the overall balance and aesthetics of the nose, but it is not the right procedure for everyone, and requires the skill of an experienced facial plastic surgeon.
A natural procedure that involves the harvest of fat from areas such as the stomach, hips and thighs to be grafted to the face, fat transfer is used to restore volume and contour to the face, as well as improve signs of aging such as wrinkles and folds. Unlike synthetic fillers, fat transfer is considered semi-permanent, as many of the injected fat cells will live on in the face long after the procedure is complete.
Which Procedure is Right For You?
The right surgery or treatment for you will depend greatly on your age, goals, facial structure, and lifestyle. The best way to determine the best course of action for you is to seek the help of a knowledgeable and reputable facial plastic surgeon who can help you choose a procedure. A good plastic surgeon will have your best interests at heart and will not try to push you toward a procedure you are not comfortable with.
Finding a Trustworthy Provider
If you are considering a permanent change to your face structure, then you need to ensure you will be receiving care of the highest quality. This means choosing a skilled facial plastic surgeon with the experience and knowledge to help you make the right decisions about your procedure and help you reach your goals for that procedure.
Only a board certified surgeon is qualified to help make these radical changes to the face, and if you’re not sure where to turn to start your search for a surgeon, consider meeting with our expert facial surgeon Dr. Haitham Masri. Dr. Masri is triple board certified and has over two decades of experience in helping patients improve their facial aesthetics. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Masri at Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Birmingham or Dearborn, MI, call (866-487-3223) today.