Profiloplasty combines the different medical and surgical techniques for a harmonious and symmetrical face.
The facial structures treated by profiloplasty:
Different parts of the face are treated by profiloplasty; these include:
• The upper face: the forehead, the brows, and the eyes.
• The mid face: the nose and cheeks.
• The lower face: the lips, the chin, and the jaw.
Profiloplasty also treats asymmetry of the face (both right and left parts of the face).
The aim of profiloplasty is to have well-proportionate and balanced facial features.
Procedures of profiloplasty:
It is possible that the patient undergo a sole facial procedure; like removing a nose bump or correcting a salient chin. For this, the doctor will need to conduct a complete facial analysis during the preliminary consultation in order to detect any facial imperfections; that will be later on dealt with and corrected.
If the requested surgery has not provided perfectly satisfying results, the surgeon may suggest complementary interventions to achieve an optimal outcome.
• THE UPPER FACE:
It is possible to correct minor imperfections of the face ─like lion’s wrinkles or crow’s feet─ using botulinic toxin
or hyaluronic acid injections to fill up unevenness.
Profiloplasty does not generally involve this stage; as such interventions are minor and nearly complementary.
• THE MID FACE:
The nose is central to facial balance and harmony. Rhinoplasty
reshapes the nose and corrects nasal dysfunctionalities and/or deformities like unpleasant bumps, a prominent nose, an elongated tip, and so on. It guarantees natural-looking results that are adapted to the patient’s facial architecture.
When performing a profiloplasty, a rhinoplasty ─commonly referred to as a nose job─ serves to remodel a nose in proportion with the rest of the facial features.
If the cheeks lack prominence and give the face a tired-looking aspect, they may be augmented using hyaluronic acid injections or malar implants (in extreme cases).
• THE LOWER FACE:
Plastic surgeons have long affirmed that the lower third of the face ─composed of the jaw and the chin─ is so significant that it determines the overall facial appearance. Therefore, genioplasty
is believed to drastically alter facial proportions by correcting chin-related deformities and imperfections; like a receding or salient chin. A receding chin may be corrected through fat grafting, cartilage grafting, or implant placement.
A salient chin, on the other hand, is either corrected through liposuction or chin deconstruction.
It is possible that the surgeon considers injecting fat
or hyaluronic acid to fill up specific areas of the lower face; and to achieve facial balance. It is also possible that the patient be paired up with a specialist ─like a dentist─ to correct lower facial deformities.
Sequela of profiloplasty:
Results of profiloplasty may be definitively enjoyed after 6 to 12 months depending on the extent and number of interventions underwent.
Profiloplasty is not a particularly painful procedure, and post-surgical scarring is generally minimal and invisible.
Your surgeon will make sure to conceal the scars in less visible areas of the face like inside the mouth or the nostrils, or within natural facial folds.
The results of profiloplasty are exceedingly satisfying; as most ex-patients of the surgery report. The face is well-architectured and its features are in perfect harmony.