Prominent facial features can be viewed as either a blessing or a curse. Men and women with robust or unconventional features can suffer from feelings of insecurity or embarrassment. Our faces are on display every moment we are in public, which can be humiliating if we are not happy with the way we look. Patients seeking sculpted, attractive facial contours have options to achieve these goals and feel more confident in their appearance. Some may desire a smaller, thinner nose, a chiseled, defined jaw, or bold cheekbones, and others may benefit from multiple procedures. Improving your facial structure through cosmetic surgery can enhance your silhouette and facial profile dramatically or subtly depending on the techniques used. Symmetrical, properly proportioned facial features can emphasize the jawline, cheeks, and chin to promote a more beautiful, enhanced look.
Determining Your Goals
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations for the outcome of your surgery. Deciding what areas cause you the most frustration is the first step in determining your desired results. Scheduling a consultation with your surgeon will also ensure that your goals are discussed and the appropriate methods are selected for your ideal facial aesthetic. Some options for acquiring your dream facial features include:
- Facial Implants: Using techniques that will blend well with your facial structure, facial implants can provide balance and enhance your profile. Implants are customized to fit your face, so the size, placement, and material will be selected before your procedure. The most common locations for facial implants are the chin, jawline, and cheeks. Patients who desire more defined and contoured features benefit the most from facial implants.
- Rhinoplasty: Natural bumps or curves (present from birth or caused by injuries), can leave your nose misshapen or deformed. Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is ideal for patients who are unhappy with their nasal structure. By reshaping, resizing, and sometimes straightening the nose, this process can lead to a more aesthetically pleasing profile. An added bonus of undergoing rhinoplasty is the correction of deviated septums and other breathing related issues.
After selecting the procedures that will work best to accomplish your cosmetic goals, you can achieve your desired facial aesthetic. The results of both facial implant surgery and rhinoplasty are permanent, barring any infection or facial trauma.
Many people desire smooth, youthful skin, especially when aging begins to become evident on the face. As the skin ages, it can become saggy or dull, which may cause some people to feel unhappy or embarrassed by their appearance. By improving the skin on your face through various treatments, you can appear refreshed and significantly younger, boosting your self-confidence. With so many options, it is beneficial to research each procedure and discuss details with your surgeon to decide the best treatment plan for you.
Nonsurgical, injectable facial fillers may be an excellent choice to subtly enhance facial contours and add fullness to areas that have lost volume. Two materials are available for injectables, dermal fillers derived from calcium in a water-based gel or hyaluronic acid gel. Your specific needs will determine which injectable filler is best for you. There is no recovery time or scarring caused by these treatments, and they are ideal for anyone with the following concerns:
- Fine lines
- Volume loss
Patients can benefit from a facelift if their concerns include wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin on the lower face and neck, or any combination of these issues. Many techniques are available, and your preferences will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Calabria. In general, facelifts typically require being put under anesthesia, and small incisions are made to lift and tighten the skin. Incisions are then closed with sutures or surgical glue to begin the healing process. Results are natural looking and can last for many years.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Utilizing beams of light, laser skin resurfacing can focus on specific trouble areas and remove imperfections one layer at a time, which can benefit any of the following:
- Aging skin or liver spots
- Damaged skin
Your Desired Results
After determining which facial procedures can help you achieve your ideal facial aesthetic, you can begin to gain confidence in your facial contours and feel satisfied with your appearance. Facelift results are long lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Injectable fillers can last up to two years, depending on the formulation used, but additional treatments will be needed to maintain your results.
To learn more about how facial procedures can benefit the skin on your face and your overall silhouette, contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can call our Palm Springs location at (760) 836-0077, our Beverly Hills location at 310-879-1488, or our Milan or Rome, Italy locations at +39.349.4662323.