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Profile view of an African American woman smiling with eyes closed against gray backgroundTo many of us, our appearance is important and can influence many aspects of our lives. Being happy with your appearance can assist in emotional stability and ensuring confidence in oneself. The face is the first part of the body that people notice on a first impression. This is an important moment and can set the tone for how others may view you and treat you. This can assist in finding a career, finding your perfect soul mate, and just being happy. If these aspects in your life are not so positive, maybe a new look can boost your confidence and set you free. Improving facial balance is a great way to achieve a new look that can not only affect how you feel about yourself, but how others do as well.

Creating a balanced look can be done with the help of a qualified plastic surgeon. A consultation will allow the surgeon to examine the facial features and provide an expert opinion on how balance and symmetry can be achieved. While there are a variety of procedures available, common procedures for addressing facial balance include facial fat transfer, liposuction, and facelift. These procedures can allow the surgeon to contour the face to provide a great impact.

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer can provide immediate and dramatic results in changing the face. Fat transfer procedures are a common way to look younger and reduce signs of aging like droopy or saggy skin. When fat is transferred to the facial area, the skin can appear rejuvenated and fuller. This volume can make a huge difference by addressing diminished volume and collagen loss that may occur with age. Fat transfers bring volume into the facial area which can assist in balancing the facial area. The fat can be placed in specific areas to even out and distribute the fat in the face. If signs of aging are occurring in different stages in various areas of the face, or if the face does not seem proportioned, fat transfers can easily be the solution. Fat transfers also can contour and fill depressions.

Fat transfers are also known as fat injections. The fat may be taken from other areas of the body and injected into the face. The donor areas are typically the buttocks, abdomen, and thighs. The plastic surgeon you are working with can help determine the safest area that the fat should be taken from. The most common places the fat is injected into include the cheeks, chin, jawline, temples, lips, and under the eyes. The patient is usually placed under a sedative to remain calm and relaxed. Stronger medication can be used if needed. The fat will first be removed from the donor site and then injected into the desired areas while keeping balance in mind. This can take approximately one hour, but if numerous areas are being injected the duration could be longer.

Facial Liposuction

Instead of adding fat to the face through injections, some individuals may desire that fat be removed from the face. Fat deposits in the face are the most difficult to naturally remove, and facial liposuction can easily provide contour and shape to the face by removing them for you. Facial liposuction can be an option for healthy adults who are emotionally ready for a change. The procedure is performed with anesthesia, but the patient may be sedated if necessary. A pressure pump will be utilized to suck out the excess fat from areas of the face with a fine, thin tube called a cannula. The procedure can have varying results based on the age and skin elasticity that the patient has. Due to many factors, other procedures such as a face or neck lift may be needed. This procedure only needs to be performed once.


Instead of or after fat transfers or facial liposuction procedures have been completed, facelifts can be a good option for creating a smoother, more youthful appearance. The facelift can require general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The facelift procedure requires an incision near the ear and back through the hairline. The incisions that are placed will be chosen carefully by the plastic surgeon. Ideal places include those that have natural creases or lines so that they appear more natural. Once the incisions are made, excess skin can be removed and the remaining skin can be lifted and repositioned to achieve the desired look. Drainage tubes will be needed in some circumstances and can be placed under the chin. The recovery process will require dressings on the face while the skin heals.

Creating a balanced look for the face can be easily achieved after a consultation at the Masri Clinic. Fat transfers, facial liposuction, and facelifts are all great procedures that can change your life. Contact Dr. Masri today at (866) 487-3223.

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