Facial Contouring Downtown Los Angeles

Facial Contouring

Facial contouring is a procedure that improves the general appearance of your face. Also known as facial sculpting, it ameliorates the proportion of your face and its features. Facial contouring in Los Angeles can make your face look smaller and more balanced.

Some women choose facial contouring if they want a smaller, softer and more feminine appearance. Some men feel their face seems too feminine and get the procedure to get a more masculine and chiseled look. Facial contouring can be used with individuals who want to change sexuality. Older people want to regain facial contouring that has been lost to saggy skin and wrinkles.

Botox Masseters

Genetics are involved in the bony jaw structures and the facial muscles that can cause jawlines to increase in width over time through teeth grinding and jaw clenching. The powerful masseter muscles are large and at the angle of the jaw on each side.

What can reshape that muscle and the overall shape of your face is a Botox Masseter, a drug that is injected into specific muscles. A Botox treatment will help reshape part of your face to be less square and more tampered. And with less clenching, it can help get rid of those pesky headaches. It may take two or three treatments done over a period of a year but the end result will be well worth it with reshaping your face.

Jawline Contouring

Jawline contouring is designed to soften the facial contour of your jawline to give your face a more youthful appearance. The combination of the over-development of the jawline as we age and fat loss in the cheek area means your face can lose its angular shape and become square. A jawline contouring helps to reshape it and restore a more youthful and triangle type of look.

Kybella

Say goodbye to your double chin, without surgery! Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for the reduction of submental fullness, also known as a double chin. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella is able to kill the fat cells prompting your body to expel them through its natural lymphatic system. In one or two injections, the providers at LACCS are able to non-surgically contour your jawline and give you a drastically younger appearance.

Kybella can reduce excess fat in other areas of the body such as the arms, bra fat, and jowls, thighs and stubborn lower stomach areas. Fatty lumps in the abdomen, arms, back, neck, shoulders and thighs can all be treated with a Kabella injection that is non-invasive and quick. Kybella can also enhance the results of a fat removal procedure like SmartLipo. The injections give body contouring results that are natural and seamless.

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Cheek Contouring

Cheeks begin to sag as fat volume, collagen, and muscle tone decrease with aging. Over time, your facial shape develops into a more boxy appearance as volume decreases and tissues descend.

For other people, the cheeks have too much volume and look too full making their face appear heavy. A cheek contouring can sculpt your cheeks and enhance the midface for a more natural appearance with long-lasting results. The goal is to have the cheek area be contoured to accentuate the cheekbones resulting in a slender look and a more definitive cheek contour.

Your Consultation

During your consultation, you will have a chance to ask questions and communicate your concerns about your procedure. In preparing for a facial contouring surgery, your doctor will spend time interviewing you and examine your facial bones and soft tissues to assess your aesthetic goals. Your surgeon may take blood tests to determine your physical health, a full medical check-up and some facial x-rays or CT scans. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking at least six weeks prior to your procedure.

Your Procedure

There are numerous facial contouring procedures available in Los Angeles that can improve your appearance. These include brow lift, chin implants, earlobe repair, ear pinning, eyelid lift, face lift, neck lift and nose reshaping. It depends on what your specific needs and desires are and what you would like to get done. Consult with your doctor to figure out what procedure is best for you based on the shape of your face.

Here are some examples of changing the shape of your face:

Oblong face shape

Oblong face shape (face shape that is twice as long as it is wide, no major points along your jaw, chin, or hairline) concentrates on your hairline for a lower hairline look, under your chin for a more rounder face appearance and below your cheekbones from your ears to your cheeks. The highlights are under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape (brightens your eyes).

Diamond face shape

Diamond face shape (slightly pointed chin and long face) concentrates on the area below your cheekbones from your ears to the middle of your cheeks. The highlights are under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape and along your brow bone (brightens your eyes) and in the middle of your forehead and your chin (broadens narrow areas).

Heart face shape

Heart face shape (wider cheeks, narrow and pointed chin) focuses along the sides of your forehead and temples for a better balance between wider upper half and narrow lower half of your face, the area below your cheekbones from your ears to the middle of your cheeks and the area below your chin. The highlights are under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape (brightens your eyes) and in the middle of your forehead and chin (broadens narrow areas).

Round face shape

Round face shape (face is as wide as it is long and no major points along your jaw, chin, or hairline) concentrates on the sides of your forehead, along your temples, below your cheekbones from your ears to the middle of your cheeks and curving down to your jawline to make your face look longer. Highlights are the middle of your forehead and chin and under your eyes in an upside-down triangle shape (brightens your eyes).

Oval face shape

Oval face shape (face is 1.5 times longer than it is wide and resembles an upside-down egg and no major points along your jaw, chin, or hairline) will work on making your hairline look narrower by adjusting the sides of your forehead and below your cheekbones from your ears to the middle of your cheeks. The highlight focuses on the middle of your forehead and chin as well as under your eyes and along your brow bone (brightens your eye area).

Rectangle face shape

Rectangle face shape (width of your hairline and jawline are even and your face is longer than it is wide) fixates on the sides of your forehead, along your hairline, under your jawbone and below your cheekbones. The highlights are in the middle of your chin, under your eyes and along your brow bone (brightens your eye area).

Square face shape

Square face shape (face is as long as wide and width of your hairline and jawline are even) looks into the sides of your forehead and under your jawbone for a narrower appearance and below your cheekbones from your ears to the middle of your cheeks.

Your Recovery

If you had several procedures performed simultaneously, your recovery may take a little longer for a Los Angeles face contouring surgery. You will likely feel some pain and discomfort after your procedure(s). Your surgeon can prescribe medication for relief. You may also experience swelling, bruising and numbness.

Among the instructions you will need to follow during your healing process is keeping your head elevated when sleeping for one or two weeks. You can use a cold compress on the incision areas to reduce the swelling. Make sure to take your prescribed medications as instructed, especially antibiotics which fights infections. Continue to use any support bandage or garment as directed by your surgeon and keep them clean and dry.

It may be suggested that you consume a liquid diet for the first week after your procedure and a soft diet for the second and third weeks consisting of soups, yogurts and soft/ pureed fruits and vegetables. You should move around a little for blood flow and circulation but avoid all strenuous physical activities for a month. It can take between six to nine months for the swelling to subside and your “new” face to settle into its shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are You a Good Candidate for Facial Contouring?

Good candidates include people with elongated or overly pronounced chin, cheeks that protrude excessively, asymmetrical jawline, and anyone who wants to reduce the width of the lower part of the face or width across the midface.

What Are the Risks of Facial Contouring?

Like any other surgery, there are minor risks with a facial contouring, including a bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, bruising, hematoma, infection, numbness, seroma and swelling.

Benefits of a Face Contouring Procedure

There are many benefits for men and women in getting a facial contouring procedure: a more balanced and symmetrical face, improved self- confidence and self-esteem, and a diminishing cheek and jaw/mouth protrusion. Overall, you will have a better defined jawline. For women, you will end up with a more feminized facial appearance.

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