Best non-surgical treatments for face contouring

Beauty standards change over time. The days, when people were stigmatized and demeaned for changing their appearance are long gone.

Now society is accepting cosmetic surgeries as well as other non-surgical treatments for facial and body contouring as many celebrities and influential people talk openly about the different treatments they’ve undergone.

Facial contouring is one of the fastest-growing non-invasive and non-surgical facial reconfiguration techniques that’s currently taking the plastic surgery industry by storm.

Types of Facial Contouring Techniques

Many different types of facial contouring techniques and treatments target specific parts of the face to help patients look their absolute best. The type of facial surgery depends largely on parts of your face that need to be improved and your personal goals.

Buccal fat removal

Cheek reduction surgery a.k.a. buccal fat removal, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess fat from the cheeks. That creates a slimmer, more defined face shape. This procedure is performed using liposuction. The surgeon makes small incisions in the mouth and suctions out the unwanted fat. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete.

Buccal fat removal for face contouring

Facial Implants

With the help of facial implants, surgeons can contour, uplift and redefine all areas of the face including the lips, jawline, eyebrows, cheeks, nose, and chin. The point of undergoing this type of facial augmentation is to tighten, tone, and in some cases remove sagging skin and reduce the signs of aging by rendering a smoother and more voluminous result.

Lip contouring

Lip contouring will help to define and highlight lips to create a fuller-looking appearance. The technique involves creating dimension and depth to enhance your natural lips the same as you would with traditional face contour.

Chin augmentation

Chin augmentation is designed to enhance the shape and definition of the chin to achieve a variety of aesthetic improvements in the appearance of the face and profile. The procedure can be accomplished with the surgical placement of a silicone chin implant, or through the injection of dermal fillers or fat transfer.

Cheek augmentation

Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance or restore the shape, size, and fullness of the face. It can be done in several ways, including with implants, fat grafting, and fillers. This procedure helps create a more balanced facial structure by increasing volume in the cheeks and providing a more youthful appearance.

Brow Lift

While a facelift focuses on the lower half of the face, a brow lift concentrates on the upper area. This procedure lifts and firms the forehead and eyebrow area, creating a relaxed, more youthful appearance. A brow lift may also open up the eyes by raising the eyebrows and upper lid, although some patients may need to combine the lift procedure with actual eyelid surgery to achieve the best possible results.

Neck Lift

A neck lift targets signs of aging between the jawline and the chest. This procedure can make a dramatic difference in your overall appearance since the neck is often one of the first places to reveal the telltale signs of aging. This surgery removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from the neck, creating a sleeker contour and a younger appearance.

Top 4 non-surgical treatments for facial contouring

Nonsurgical facial contouring is a cosmetic medispa procedure that uses injectable dermal fillers and/or other techniques to add volume to the face, sculpting the overall contour of the lower or upper face. Here are the best 4 non-surgical treatments for contouring the face.

1 Sculptra

Sculptra dermal filler can be placed under the skin and it can add volume and fill into the deep folds of your face. It is unique as it will fill up the folds like the nasolabial folds after stimulating collagen production in the body. Since your own collagen is smoothing the lines and wrinkles, results will be long-lasting, which leads to the best skin volume you can achieve.

2 Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can be used for facial contouring to highlight and accentuate facial features like the cheekbones, jawline, and chin. Dermal fillers can provide a more defined and sculpted look by adding volume to these areas, which can be especially advantageous for people who have a naturally softer or rounder facial structure. 

These fillers can target very specific areas of the face, and a professional practitioner will be able to apply the necessary amounts of filler to build facial structure and shape that looks natural and complements your natural features.

Face contouring with dermal fillers before
Face contouring with dermal fillers after

Dermal filler facial contouring is a simple and fast process that typically takes under an hour to complete. Dermal fillers are injected with a very thin needle into the desired location, and most patients only feel a little discomfort. This means that dermal fillers can transform your face and you won’t require any downtime or time off work.

3 Botox for facial contouring

Sculpted cheekbones and a more narrow and converged shape towards the chin can make the face appear slimmer. Botox can help achieve this look.

The bonus is the treatment can also smooth away any wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

Botox (botulinum toxin) helps jaw muscles relax, and that stimulates a soothing sensation that causes the chewing muscles to become slimmer. In addition to that thinning effect, the injectable blocks the nerve impulses in the muscles, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The slimming of the cheekbones and blocking of nerve impulses elongate the face and give it a lifted appearance.

This procedure does not reduce the amount of fat accumulated in the face. It simply relaxes the face, so it looks longer rather than wider.

4 PDO threads for facial contouring

Thread lifting is the most innovative method of revitalization, restoration of facial contours, and tightening of facial skin with absorbable threads made of PDO (Polydioxanone). The main advantages are – impressive results, painless and bloodless procedures without a scalpel, and the immediate return to everyday life. Facial contouring with PDO threads is a minimally invasive procedure for the face, neck, or body.

Thread lifting is the most innovative method for revitalizing, facial contouring, and firming the facial skin with absorbable PDO threads.

Nose lift with pdo threads before

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