Many of you have been asking me, “What is Facial Sculpting?” Quite simply, facial sculpting also known as facial contouring is a cosmetic procedure term. A doctor changes the natural contours of your face. Often it involves fat removal, reduction in bone by trimming it and implants in different areas of your face.
It’s an invasive cosmetic procedure, which means it won’t be cheap to have it done. However, it reshapes your face for A long period of time. So, what’s the reason this technique works? The main reason is that it involves making changes to your bone structure. The changes occur deep down below the facial skin.
Invasive facial sculpting, when done by professionals, offers dramatic results. PLUS, it can take years off your face. However, I prefer a more natural approach with sculpting and defying age. You can read about it here.
Facial Contouring After Traumatic Injuries
There are times when I think facial sculpting is appropriate. For instance, people suffering from traumatic injuries to their face. Thanks to advances facial sculpting you can get your facial appearance restored.
If there are depressions in the soft tissue of the face, fat transfer can be used to fill these depressions. Facial sculpting can mask or treat conditions like Bell’s palsy. If you have a slight facial deformity, the procedure can give your face definition.
Facial Cosmetic Procedure
Facial skin begins to lose firmness with age. This is especially true of skin around the eyes, cheeks and mouth, which makes you look older than your biological age. While this typically happens with age, it can also happen after major illness or weight loss.
Artistry, skill and precision techniques such as fat transfer can increase the volume around your face. This in turn will give you a more youthful appearance. In addition, this technique has been used for reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Again, as I’m sure you know, I advocate for non-invasive techniques that can give you a beautiful aesthetic. My Anti-Again Gua Sha treatment can enhance the shape of the cheeks, jaw, and chin and provide optimal definition.
What is Facial Sculpting (AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE)
As mentioned, facial sculpting is the reshaping of the face. After your physician consultation, they may recommend liposuction. Liposuction is a surgical procedure with risks many patients want to avoid. Laser liposuction, which gentler in comparison to regular liposuction, is another option. Some physicians offer injectable fillers, which are less predictable and impressive.
In case of fat transfer, fat is removed from an area of the body and it is then injected into the targeted area. First, the doctor selects a donation area and makes a small incision. In this incision, a small tube is inserted and it is moved around to dislodge the fat deposit.
The tube is then used to remove this fat, which is then prepared for injection. After some preparation, it is carefully injected into the targeted area in order to plump up the skin.
Keep in mind, that facial sculpting procedures requires a lot of knowledge as well as expertise. That means only professionals who know what they are doing should perform these procedures.
Never go to an unlicensed professional. It’s a recipe for disaster. If there are issues during the procedure and you have someone with inexperienced hands, your face might look worse than before. It has happened.
In addition to fat transfer, other procedures including jaw, cheeks and chin implants are are used by doctors. Often, rhinoplasty is another procedure. Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes the shape of your nose. Most people get rhinoplasty to change the appearance of their nose, improve breathing or both.
As far as the recovery time is concerned, most individuals take less than a week to recover. In most cases, people experience some redness, soreness and swelling. These side effects occur around the donation site as well as the injection site. It shouldn’t prevent someone from doing all their normal activities.
The overall recovery period will depend on the amount of facial sculpting done. It is recommended to avoid going outside during the initial recovery period. In addition, try to avoid any strenuous activity for a few weeks.
As far as the results of these procedures are concerned, you will be able to see the effects fully once the redness and swelling goes away.
Overall, facial sculpting techniques have come a long way and is safe when performed by an experienced surgeon. Doctors normally offer a free initial consultation to help you understand options available. Hopefully, you now know a bit more about invasive facial sculpting versus non-invasive facial sculpting.