Learn about Facial Contouring Surgery and know if its meant for you

By Skin & Hair Academy | July 17, 2017
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Isha Agarwal

- Skin & Hair Care Consultant

Facial contouring surgery is a fairly popular cosmetic procedure that surgically changes the structure of your facial bones. If you’ve ever desired a more defined and chiseled face, then read on to find out if face sculpting surgery is for you.

1. What is facial contouring meant for?

What is facial contouring meant for?Facial contouring is essentially a form of elective plastic surgery that is meant to give certain parts of your face more definition. It is often used to give the face a more youthful, symmetrical and harmonious look. The common areas of the face that are corrected with this procedure include the nose, the cheekbones and the chin. It is also used to alter lip and cheek fat.

2. What are the procedures involved in facial contouring surgery?

There are many surgical procedures that can go into facial contouring surgery. Your surgeon may use varying combinations of rhinoplasty, rhytidectomy, otoplasty, mentoplasty and blepharoplasty, depending on the desired outcome of the procedure. Facial implants are also commonly used in this process.

3. Are the results of facial contouring surgery permanent?

Are the results of facial contouring surgery permanent? In the case of cheek implants, chin implants and jaw implants, the results of your surgery may last up to ten years, as these insertions as subject to wear and tear. In the case of other surgical procedures, the results can last for a much longer time.

4. Are there any risks and complications of this surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are number of risks and complications associated with facial contouring surgery. Infection, keloid scarring and scar tissue are some of the risks of this procedure. Facial contouring surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so one has to factor in the risks associated with that. However, your surgeon is the best person to take you through the complications that may arise in your case.

5. To what extent does this surgery alter your appearance?

To what extent does this surgery alter your appearance?Depending on the extent of facial alteration that you opt for, your appearance could change either minimally or dramatically. It is possible to opt for minimal changes that are not likely to be noticeable by others but those that can enhance your appearance. On the other hand, one can alter one’s appearance considerably if one chooses to do so.

Before you make the decision to have facial contouring surgery, think more than just once whether or not you need it. Consult a qualified and trusted dermatologist for all the information you need.
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