Progress in cosmetic surgical techniques has now made it possible to radically improve the facial profile of a subject through facial contour surgery. More often than not facial contouring involves two processes - augmentation and reduction.
Augmentation refers to the procedure of filling up deficient areas of the face with the subject’s own tissue or with bio compatible implants. Reduction involves reducing the bony areas of the face which stand out too prominently.
To have an aesthetically pleasing facial profile it is vital that the face is balanced proportionately with regard to the nose, cheek and chin. The three common procedures for facial contouring are ‘chin augmentation’ for a weak and receding chin, ‘cheek augmentation’ to overcome the problem of a flat face, and rhinoplasty (nose reshaping).
People who are thinking of opting for facial contour surgery must bear in mind that to achieve the desired results, they may require work on the nose, the cheek, and the chin to achieve the balance and harmony of an aesthetically pleasing photogenic face.
With the availability of computer imaging, potential patients can get a pretty good idea of what they will look like after the facial contouring procedure. Moreover, there will be no surgical incision scars as most of the incisions are done from inside the mouth, within the hairline, skin creases etc.