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When dealing with plastic surgery, most think of facial features such as the eyes and the nose. However, due to advancements in technology, correcting facial contours have been made possible. Facial contouring, or also known as facial bone contouring surgery, can augment and/or correct the jaw, cheekbone, chin and forehead to meet the patient's needs. Facial contour plays an important role in creating a person's image. Recent trend shows that the ideal facial contour is where a person's face is smaller than the head itself with no particular angels around the face with good facial feature ratio. However, correcting and reshaping the facial contour through surgery is not the only solution available today. Those with excessive fat tissues in their face won't see the full effect of augmenting the facial bone unless the soft tissues in the face have been touched. Facial contouring can involve additional procedures, such as liposuction, Botox, fat cell and tissue extractions and jaw muscle reduction. La Foret Face Contour Clinic works to balance out and create a more symmetrical face. The main goal of the face contour is to harmonize the facial proportion with the nose, cheek and chin to form an anatomic triangle in the middle of the face.

Types of Face Contour

Cheekbone Reduction Face Contour

Cheekbones are an important facial feature that plays a role in determining a person's image. The shape of the cheekbones affects the mid-facial features. People with a small nose and large cheekbones tend to look as if their nose and face are flatter than it is. Before performing a cheekbone reduction facial contour, the patient and doctor must consider the location of the other facial features. Those who have lower jaws result in a smaller face after the cheekbone reduction face contour, but those with longer and projected jaws can accent other facial features. The ratio between the cheekbones and the jaw must be taken into consideration when determining the results of the cheekbone reduction.
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Cheekbone Reduction Face Contour Procedure

During the cheekbone reduction facial contour, full body anesthetics are applied and holes are placed inside the mouth. Usually, the cheekbones develop on the front and sides of a person's face. To reduce the cheekbone in the face contour, the front and sides of the cheekbones are pushed back after a proper amount of the bones are reduced.

Cheekbone Reduction Face Contour Post-Surgery Care

The cheekbone reduction face contour procedure itself is painless due to the anesthetics, advancements in technology and careful pre-surgery procedures. There aren't many side-effects. However, there are possibilities of infection and bleeding inside the mouth. Patients should follow post-surgery care procedures to prevent infection and asymmetry. After the surgery, the patient will be moved to the recovery room. It is recommended to stay hospitalized for a day and the patient should take antibiotics and take off a week for recovery. It is also recommended for the patient to leave their face bandaged and iced for 2~3 days after the cheekbone reduction facial contour to minimize the swelling. Special care should be given to the scars in the mouth. Patients are to makes sure that there are no food residues near the scars after meals and should gargle and disinfect the mouth 4 times a day. The patient may feel discomfort for a week after the cheekbone reduction face contour. Swelling should start to settle down after a week. Recovery time may differ for each patient, but patients can start leaving the house after a week and resume daily activities after the 2nd week. Changes from the cheekbone reduction face contour can be seen after 3 months.

Square Jaw Reduction Face Contour

Square jaw reduction facial contouring is one of the most popular facial bone contour surgeries available today. There are noticeable differences before and after the face contour. The square jaw reduction face contour does not only consist of reducing the projected areas of the jaw. Contour takes place from the bottom of the ears to the projected areas and careful considerations must be made to leave a natural curve in the jaw. The square jaws normally result from the bone development or the muscles surrounding the jawbones developing into a square shape. Excessive fat tissues surrounding the cheeks may also result in a square jaw. Before proceeding with the square jaw reduction facial contour, careful examinations must be made to determine which method to proceed with.

Square Jaw Reduction Face Contour Procedures

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In the past, the square jaw reduction face contour procedure consisted of creating incisions within the inner area of the mouth. This caused excessive swelling during the surgery and made it hard for the doctors to line up the symmetry of sides of the jawbones. There was also high probability of bone fractures. Nowadays, due to technological advancements, a special machine is used which greatly reduces the risks. After creating a 0.5cm incision within the inner mouth, the machine is used to grind the jawbone and suck out the residues. Bleeding and swelling is greatly minimized during the square jaw reduction face contour.

Square Jaw Reduction Face Contour Post-Surgery Care

On the day of the square jaw reduction face contour, the patient's face is covered with bandages to provide tension and minimize the swelling. The patient should ice their face as often as possible and gargle with disinfectant to prevent infection. Painkillers should be taken for 5~7 days. The patient will only be able to drink water the first 6 hours after the patient wakes up from the anesthetics.
The day after the surgery is when the face swells the most. The swelling should begin to settle down 48 hours after the square jaw reduction. The day after the surgery, the patient should only consume liquids to protect the weakened jaw bones and produce the best results.

A week after the surgery, the bandages providing tension can be removed. The swelling of the face will have settled down within 1~2 weeks. Everyday activities, such as makeup and washing the face, are possible around 10 days after the square jaw reduction face contour. The time for the swelling to completely disappear is 3~6 months after the square jaw reduction and the results of the surgery can be determined at that point.

During the square jaw reduction, nerves located in the jaw and facial nerves may have been damaged and need special care and attention. The senses in the lower lips can decrease and it may be harder to move the lower lip. However, these side effects are temporary and will heal within 2~3 months after the surgery. There are also risks of bleeding and infection, but this can be prevented through careful post-surgery care. One of the most common side effects is pain in the jawbones or not being able to annunciate properly after the square jaw reduction. However, these side effects are nearly impossible if careful attention is paid during the square jaw reduction face contour. An experienced doctor reduces the possibilities of side effects and provides the most natural results after the square jaw reduction face contour.

Lantern Jaw Correction Face Contour

A lantern jaw face contour consists of a chin that is larger than normal and may also have mandibular prognathism. This results in the lower teeth covering the upper teeth instead of the upper teeth overlapping the lower teeth. Due to this unnatural positioning, abnormal development of the upper and lower jaw may occur. There are no know physical discomforts due to the lantern jaw, and the lantern jaw correction facial contour is performed to reshape the structure to bring forth the ideal shape. Braces may be needed even after the facial contour.

In the case that the patient's teeth alignments are not a problem but only have an unusually large chin, the jawbones are pushed back and secured through osteotomy. If both the upper and lower jawbones are unusually large, the bones in the mid-area are removed and the lower jawbones are pushed back. Patients are able to resume their everyday activities 2~3weeks after the lantern jaw correction facial contour. If the chin is very sharp and the procedure consists of only reducing the end of the jawbone, no securing is necessary and the patient may resume their daily activities after a week. No matter what corrections are needed, careful considerations of the teeth alignments must be applied before the surgery through consultation and x-rays.

Lantern Jaw Correction Face Contour Procedures

If there are no alignment issues and only a chin reduction is necessary, an incision is created within the inner mouth and the jawbones are reduced through an osteotomy. If the lower jaw is unusually developed, there are options to correct the jawbone by undergoing surgery.

In the case where an adult lantern jaw consists of problems with teeth alignment but the lantern jaw is not severe or the adult doesn't have a lantern jaw, braces can be used to correct the problem. However, if both the teeth alignment and the upper and lower jaw is severely asymmetrical, surgery along with braces are recommended.
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Once the lower jaw starts to develop an irregularity, dental compensation occurs and the lower jaw projects outwards while the upper teeth are pushed back. If only the surgery is performed for the lantern jaw correction facial contour without the braces, the patient may not be satisfied since the jaw won't be corrected 100%. Therefore, braces are recommended to correct the locations of the upper and lower teeth and correct the alignment. Braces are usually placed on the patient after the face contour. The most popular surgeries performed on the lower jaw for the lantern jaw correction are the sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) and the intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO). Both procedures have their pros and cons. However, the method of surgery is chosen based on the patient's particular situation.

Lantern Jaw Correction Face Contour Post-Surgery Care

After the lantern jaw correction face contour, the patient is moved to the recovery room and is recommended to stay hospitalized for a day. The patient may feel discomfort due to the swelling after the surgery for about a week and should take antibiotics and painkillers. To minimize the swelling, the entire face is covered with bandages to provide tension to suppress the swelling as much as possible for 4~5 days and ice packs should be applied to the face. The lantern jaw correction facial contour may result in a scar within the patient's mouth. The patient must take precautions to prevent infection and should gargle to prevent the infection and remove any food residues after a meal. The recovery period differs for each patient, but most patients resume their daily activities after a week or 2. Results from the lantern jaw correction can be seen 3 months after the surgery. There are rare side effects of internal bleeding, infection and numbness that can be prevented by following the post-surgery care directions. There may be numbness near the lips, but they are temporary and feelings return a month after the surgery. The patient's teeth may seem misaligned right after the surgery, but the muscles around the jaws will adapt and recover within a week after the surgery.

Short Chin Correction Face Contour

Short chins normally result from the jaws being further back than normal creating an image of a short chin. Short chins interfere with the balance of the face and may produce an effect of having something missing, no matter how pretty the person's eyes, nose and mouth are. Inserting supporting materials, transplanting fat tissues and pushing the bone out are ways of correcting short chins.

Short Chin Correction Face Contour Procedures

Short chin correction facial contours can consist of implanting supporting materials, transplanting fat or pushing the jawbone out. In a short chin correction facial contour that implants supporting materials, the most common method, the supporting materials are implanted into the necessary area. The supporting materials are silicone and Gore-Tex. In a fat transplant short chin correction, fat tissues are extracted and transplanted into the necessary areas. The fat is usually inserted from the bottom of the lower lips and placed between the muscles and jawbone. When the jawbone is pushed out in the short chin correction, an incision is made within the mouth and the frontal area of the jawbone is exposed. The front of the jawbone is then pushed out through osteotomy and secured together with titanium or screws.
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Short Chin Correction Face Contour Post-Surgery Care

Oral hygiene is imperative after the short chin correction since the surgery is performed within the mouth. The mouth should be washed with clean water and disinfected with the disinfectant given from the hospital every morning, after meals and at night. It is recommended for the patients to avoid brushing the teeth and gargle with mouth wash until the scars heal, which is about a week. Do not flip the lips to check on the scars because it will lengthen the recovery time. It is also important to avoid any strong impacts and rough contacts to the jawbone until the bones completely heal. The patient will have to wear bandages for about 5 days until the supporting materials are set in the correct position. There won't be large differences between the patient's daily routine after the bandages are removed. However, the patient is discouraged from laughing too hard or moving the mouth around too much. Any kind of strong impact or rough contact around the jaw area will effect and move the supporting materials from their originally intended position.

Paranasal Augmentation Face Contour

The paranasal augmentation face contour is performed on patients whose nose looks flatter than its actual height and the mouth looks projected than normal due to the area between the end of the nostrils and the center of the lips being flatter than normal. These patients can choose to undergo rhinoplasty, but may not be satisfied with the results. This is because the main reason for the nose looking flat is due to the area below the nose being flat. The paranasal augmentation face contour consists of inserting supporting materials, transplanting fat tissues or inserting filler substances.

Paranasal Augmentation Face Contour Procedures

When the method for performing paranasal augmentation facial contour consists of inserting supporting materials, silicone or Gore-Tex is inserted into the area next to end of each nostrils through an incision after the patient is placed under anesthetics. If the fat tissue transplant method is selected, the fat tissues are normally extracted from the patient's thighs and transplanted into the necessary area between the nose and the mouth. There are no side effects after the face contour because the fat tissues that are transplanted originate from the same body. The procedure is relatively simple and the recovery period is short as well. The paranasal augmentation face contour procedure that consists of inserting filler substances is simpler than the fat tissue transplant. There are several different types of filler substances. However, the filler substances are not permanent and the patients must come in for another paranasal augmentation face contour filler substance procedure after a year. La Foret Face Contour Clinic Paranasal Augmentation Face Contour

Forehead Augmentation Face Contour

Narrow and small foreheads can make a person seem stuffy no matter what kind of facial features they may have. It is safe to say that the forehead plays an important role in highlighting the overall structure of the person's face. If the forehead is too flat, the curve created from the forehead to the nose won't be pretty. A flat forehead can be augmented through a face contour that consists of inserting supplements which will result in a revival of the patient's image as well as smooth the forehead wrinkles and lift the eyebrows as well. Foreheads that are bumpy or protrude too much can also be augmented through face contour.

Forehead Augmentation Face Contour Procedures

La Foret Face Contour Clinic Forehead Augmentation Face Contour The supplement that is to be inserted in the forehead augmentation face contour is measured and prepared before the face contour. During the procedure, an incision is made 5cm behind the hairline on the forehead. The periosteum is removed through the incision and the supplement is inserted below the periosteum and the skin is sewn back together.
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