Facial Contouring Conveniently located to serve New Jersey and Howell
Facial Contouring is a very loose term that in the case of facial plastic surgery refers to changing the size and shape of specific facial features in order to achieve a more attractive appearance. Contouring can be performed with fillers and / or fat grafting, as these are used to augment the volume of specific features.
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Facial Contouring With Fillers or Natural Fat
Fillers are a great option as they are readily available and can be performed on the spot. Fat grafting is a more involved procedure as the fat must first be taken from another area of the body (through liposuction) and cleaned before it can be injected. The benefit is that in most cases an abundance of fat can be harvested and it will last longer, in some cases semi-permanent. Additionally, fat contains stem cells which can improve the overlying skin quality.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Facial Contouring
Unlike more invasive methods of performing facial contouring, utilizing minimally invasive techniques like fillers and fat grafting can provide stunning results without the downsides of surgery. Where invasive surgery may require a long period of downtime and intensive preparation, fillers and fat grafting can provide beautiful results and allow you to return to your normal daily activities much faster.
Facial Contouring Using Injectable Fillers
When performing facial contouring using injectable fillers, a combination of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane may be used to help contour the face shape to a patient’s personal preference. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) a substance that occurs naturally in the human body that is capable of helping add volume and hydration to the skin. Together, they can help eliminate wrinkles and fine lines while adding volume to the facial structure.
Facial Contouring Using the Fat Grafting Technique
Using one’s own natural fat can help promote a natural enhancement to the facial structure. Since the fat used belongs to the patient, there is a decreased chance of risk often associated with using fillers. The results are long-lasting and best of all, removing fat from another area of the body can help recontour other aspects of your appearance.
Good Candidates for Facial Contouring
Facial contouring is an excellent option for those who are seeking an improvement in facial appearance that has degraded with age. It can help address volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles, giving you a smoother, more youthful look that you have been wanting. We will perform an assessment of your facial structure and discuss your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for facial contouring.
Designing Your Facial Contouring Procedure
Attractiveness does not depend on each single feature to be ideal, but rather for all the features to be in an aesthetic harmony and proportion. This can be demonstrated by taking the most attractive features from several individuals and putting them together into one face. The sum of these components does not yield an attractive appearance. It can also be demonstrated by focusing on the individual features of overall attractive faces, they are not all ideal, but they harmonize well with the rest of the face.
There is certainly a large artistic component to facial contouring but there are also some general rules and guidelines that we can follow. We can divide the face vertically into equal 5th, and horizontally into 3rds to help identify proportions. We look to make longer faces appear relatively shorter by widening them, and vice versa. We look for areas of deficiency such as the jawline / chin or cheek bones to balance them out.
In some cases patients have specific issues and features that they dislike, while in other cases they may not be sure. In either case, an assessment and discussion with Dr. Z will help determine what changes are possible.
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Dr. Ruslan Zhuravsky has helped many patients in the New Jersey and Howell areas reclaim their youthful appearance and confidence with fully customized facial contouring techniques. If you’re interested in learning how he can help you reclaim yours, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today.