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Facial Sculpting

Facial Sculpting is a concept rather than a surgical procedure.

Facial sculpting emphasizes the fact the balance of the facial features are just as relevant as the beautiful appearance of each part in contributing to what we term 'a beautiful face'. Facial Sculpting has also been a result of experience showing that clean facial features do not automatically mean a beautiful face, and that a beautiful face often hides a number of imperfections. Our ability to understand the volumes of the face has increased in recent years, leading to a more in-depth evaluation of the aspects related to proportions, whether in terms of youthful appearance or beauty.

One of the typical examples of facial balance issues is related to the relationship between the nose and the chin on someone's profile. When the chin is relatively small (retrogenia or microgenia) it makes the nose appear more prominent. Correcting the shape of the nose can be successful in creating a beautiful nose but not necessarily in creating a beautiful profile. A combination of nose reshaping and chin enhancement can lead to a more balanced and pleasing profile.

Another example of facial disproportion is related to malar hypoplasia or underdevelopment of the cheekbones. When this is quite severe, leading to poor alignment of the teeth, more radical surgical procedures are necessary. However, in most instances, this is a relatively mild or moderate problem that is associated with a flatter appearance of the face, but also with the appearance of lower lid bags or deep nasolabial lines (running from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth) even in the young . This can be improved with augmentation techniques, using either implants or bones in the malar region or around the base of the nose.

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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Ltd and Mr Lucian Ion, FRCS (plast) have provided this cosmetic surgery website for informational purposes only. It is not intended for medical advice. For more information about cosmetic surgery in London, please contact Mr Lucian Ion for a cosmetic surgery consultation at our practice located in London, 129 Harley Street.