Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you could change certain aspects of your face? Maybe you long for the ideal facial profile and wonder if there is any way to achieve your dream. Dr. Leo Lapuerta is an experienced plastic surgeon who has helped many people reach that same goal, using a variety of treatments such as implants and facial fat transfer.
Consider how to improve a facial profile with Dr. Lapuerta’s help and the procedures available to you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What Makes an Ideal Facial Profile
The ideal facial profile is all about balance and symmetry between the two halves of the face. Many people feel their face is unbalanced or the sides are asymmetrical, which can hamper their self-confidence.
This asymmetry often worsens with age as the skin sags, eyelids droop, and other facial features change. Many times, the asymmetry has been in place since birth or after an injury. To bring your facial profile into balance, you have multiple options for treatment.
Improving Facial Symmetry
If you want to improve your facial symmetry and enhance your appearance, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lapuerta. When you meet with him, you can explain your issue and what you want to achieve. He will look at your facial features and your profile and let you know the options you have.
One option for facial optimization is less invasive: using fillers and Botox to add fullness to certain areas. However, you may prefer a more permanent solution through surgery. Dr. Lapuerta will discuss the surgical procedures that will best provide the results you want and explain what you need to know while determining if you are a good candidate. He will develop a treatment plan that allows you to reach your goals.
Achieving Symmetry with Fillers
Facial fillers can help create a symmetrical look on your face without the commitment of surgery. How and where the changes are made will depend on which type of filler was used. For instance, RADIESSE® injects a substance into the skin to help improve collagen production and smooth out wrinkles. This product is often used around the nose and mouth, which can help improve symmetry by getting rid of wrinkles and folds that occur from the loss of volume.
Juvederm® is another facial filler that enhances contouring to create a youthful appearance. It increases volume where it’s needed, depending on the product used. Dr. Lapuerta may recommend Juvederm for use around the nose, in the cheek area, under the eyes, along the lips and mouth, or along the marionette lines. You can ask Dr. Lapuerta about facial fillers and if they are the right choice of treatment for you.
Achieving Symmetry with Botox
Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the US and is often referred to as a lunchtime treatment because it takes less than 30 minutes. You can go back to work that afternoon with no downtime and immediate results. This treatment helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore symmetry to the face that is lost from sagging skin.
Botox is injected into the skin to treat crow’s feet, frown lines on the forehead, and other wrinkles. This procedure allows the muscles to relax, which helps smooth out the skin. The result is a younger appearance and a more symmetrical face. Each treatment includes a number of injections with a tiny needle. They often range from 10 to 50 injections, depending on which areas you want to be treated.
Achieving Symmetry by Surgical Procedures
If you want a more permanent solution to achieving facial symmetry, you may want to consider one or more surgical procedures. These procedures can help you fix one or more areas of concern. You may have tried facial fillers or Botox and liked the results but find it difficult to maintain the look with regular appointments. Surgery may be the solution to help ensure you continue to enjoy your new look for the long term or to enhance your appearance with more defined results.
You can focus on one area, such as the nose or cheeks with a single surgery. However, you may find you need to combine procedures to retain the proportions of your face while improving the area of concern. A facelift can take care of multiple issues with a single surgery.
Since the nose is situated right in the middle of the face, it plays a prominent role in how the face looks and how well it is balanced. It has an impact based on its size and shape as well as the curvature and contour. The nose is what brings the entire face together.
As the most common facial procedure, a nose job – or rhinoplasty – deals with changing aspects of the nose to bring symmetry to the face. The surgery can enlarge or reduce the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, and alter the bridge. Many patients choose this surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the nostrils, the angle of the nose, and to deal with a square-shaped tip, also referred to as bulbous. The surgery can get rid of any bumps or humps on the nose to improve the aesthetics of the face.
Facial implants can provide a major change to how your face looks and bring symmetry to the two sides. Most commonly, you will see facial implants inserted along the chin or cheeks to shape the face. They can also add contour to specific areas by adding fullness and definition. Facial implants are often the next step patients take after using facial fillers and discovering they like the new look and want to make it permanent.
Many people choose to have chin implants along with rhinoplasty to maintain the proportions of the face and to achieve the ideal facial profile. Cheek implants may be recommended if your natural cheeks have sunken. They help bring back a youthful appearance. Chin implants do the same thing by adding more definition between the neck and chin.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a way to bring symmetry back to your face or fix issues that prevent you from having the ideal facial profile, you may want to talk with Dr. Lapuerta about facial optimization. Find out what he can do to help you achieve your desired results when you schedule a consultation.
Dr. Lapuerta is a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon who has over 20 years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic surgery. He has performed thousands of procedures to help patients feel good about their appearance, from breast surgery to butt lifts. He will perform an evaluation to determine the best treatments and procedures to help you look and feel your best. He will answer all your questions and provide you with an estimate of the face optimization cost for those treatments. Trust Dr. Lapuerta for facial profile balancing in Houston, TX, and contact us today for an appointment or for more information.