Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that your nose was too big or your ears were too small for your face? Facial balancing is a combination of treatments to achieve a harmonious appearance across all facial features. This can be accomplished with surgical and non-surgical treatment, depending on what is necessary to achieve it.
In this article, we will dive into:
- Why facial balancing is important to the construct of beauty
- Which facial features are commonly enhanced
- Some of the procedures and treatments we often use achieve a balanced appearance
Understanding Facial Balancing in NYC
Facial balancing is all about fine-tuning your features to create a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing look. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s highly personalized to highlight and enhance your natural beauty.
To achieve results that look natural, it often requires a combination of non-invasive treatments, such as cosmetic fillers and PDO threads, and it may incorporate a surgical procedure such as a rhinoplasty.
How is it different from facial contouring?
While balancing your facial features can result in creating a more contoured appearance, it focuses more on specific features. It all depends on who is doing it!
For example, whereas facial contouring may focus more on creating defined lip lines or a defined cheekbone or jawline, facial balancing takes the entire appearance into account.
Facial Balancing Treatments in NYC
Achieving facial balance can involve various procedures that are selected based on the patient’s facial features and aesthetic goals. Below are some of the popular procedures that are considered for a balanced look.
The first step to determining the best treatment, or combination of treatments, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Levine. Call 212.517.9400 to schedule yours now.
As the centerpiece of the face, even the slightest modifications to the nose can make a drastic difference.
Also known as a non-surgical rhinoplasty, a non-surgical nose job employs these methods to make those enhancements:
- Cosmetic fillers
- PDO threads
These can help the nose bridge appear straight, lift the tip or even make the nose appear smaller.
This non-surgical approach is best for patients who require ‘tweakments’ such as straightening the nose bridge or tip. For changing the size of the nose, permanent enhancements and breathing challenges, a surgical rhinoplasty is necessary.
A comprehensive approach to facial balancing, face sculpting involves various treatments and techniques to create a patient’s desired look.
PDO threads are minimally invasive and provide a subtle lift to sagging skin. They can be used to address sagging cheeks, jowls, and other areas, with little downtime.
MINT PDO uses a special thread made from a material called PDO (polydioxanone), which can be naturally absorbed by the body. It’s a gentle way to lift and rejuvenate the face without the need for extensive surgery or general anesthesia. The thread is placed beneath the skin’s deeper layers, and it has little barbs that grip onto sagging tissue. When gently pulled, it helps create an instant and youthful contour.
Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin and tissue, providing gentle facial lifting. It can target areas like the brow, cheeks, jawline, and neck to address facial asymmetry issues in a gradual manner, avoiding an overly modified or “done” look.
There is no major recovery period needed after Ultherapy. Patients can resume normal activities right away.
Emface uses focused radiofrequency energy to gently heat and stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. This tightens and lifts facial tissues without surgery. It is highly effective at contouring and lifting the jawline, neck, and chin areas to balance facial proportions.
Due to the increased collagen production, the skin’s tone and texture is also improved.
Dermal fillers, also referred to as cosmetic fillers, are a dynamic way to improve lines or wrinkles and bring back a youthful contour without surgery. Fillers can also enhance volume, contour and symmetry in various areas, such as the lips, cheeks, and chin.
These treatments are minimally invasive, with minimal to no downtime.
Chin and Cheek Implants
The chin and cheekbones play a crucial role in defining the face. A sculpted cheek and jawline has been one of the oldest symbols of beauty since ancient times.
On occasion, these features may not have the desired definition, and will require enhancement. Chin and cheek implants help to achieve this symmetry by providing underlying structure for the skin.
Cheek enhancement can be accomplished with volume correction, either with fat transfer or cheek fillers such as Sculptra or Restylane. If an implant is necessary, Dr. Levine uses only medical grade materials that are well-documented for their durability and safety, and are tailored to the individual patient.
Chin implants are often combined with a rhinoplasty to obtain optimal facial balance.
Choosing the Right Facial Balancing Procedure in NYC
The choice of procedure depends on your individual needs and goals. Non-surgical options are excellent for those seeking minimal downtime, while more invasive treatments may provide long-lasting results. Your suitability as a candidate will be determined during a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon.
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