Profileplasty: How To Change Your Side Profile (Updated 2024)

The Benefits of Profileplasty

The overall appearance of a person’s face is not only determined by how the person looks from the front; it is also determined by each individual side of the face. When the two sides aren’t in harmony, the overall balance becomes a little muddled and affects the facial aesthetics. This is why some people feel they have a “good side” to their face, one that makes them look more attractive than the other.

If you’re wondering how to change your side profile from both angles, facial cosmetic surgery has many different options that, when combined in a “profileplasty,” improves the overall appearance of the face by restoring balance and harmony between the facial features.

What Procedures Improve Your Side Profile?

This notion of combining surgeries is becoming more mainstream in the facial plastic surgery world. One version is known as profileplasty, which addresses the appearance of a person’s profile (how the face looks from the side rather than the front). It usually deals with changing the appearance of your:

  • Nose: Rhinoplasty improves the size, shape, symmetry, and angle of your nose. It can smooth out a hump, reduce or reshape the tip, balance the overall size of its individual features, and more.
  • Chin: Chin augmentation with an implant, dermal fillers, or fat transfer enhances the projection and definition of the chin.
  • Neck (sometimes): A neck lift or neck liposuction creates more definition between the neck and jawline.

In combining all these procedures on one patient, a skilled facial plastic surgeon is able to improve the patient’s profile.

Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)
Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)
Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)
Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)
Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)
Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)
Rhinoplasty Before & After Photo | Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ | Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery: Todd Hobgood, MD
Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)
Rhinoplasty Before & After Photo | Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ | Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery: Todd Hobgood, MD
Before & After Profileplasty (Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation)

What Affects Your Facial Aesthetics?

While the profile may deal only with the side, profileplasty significantly impacts the overall appearance of the face. The aesthetic appeal of the face is determined by a number of factors, but the two that have the greatest impact are balance and proportionality.

When one of your facial features is out of balance with the face or is disproportionate to the other features, the face as a whole is affected. For example, if your nose is a little larger than your chin, your nose will become a more prominent feature on your face and draw more attention. The same can also be applied to your chin; if your chin doesn’t have enough contouring, the definition of the jawline as a whole is diminished, which decreases the amount of definition in the face as a whole.

Facial features that are proportional to one another and in balance with the rest of the face make you overall more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

What To Look for in a Profileplasty Surgeon

Profileplasty requires multiple procedures, so it requires a surgeon who has a great deal of skill and expertise in facial plastic surgery as a whole. The surgeon you choose should also have a good understanding of the human face and how to create facial harmony using a combination of these procedures. You can learn more about how to know if you’ve chosen the right facial plastic surgeon in our related blog post.

Board certification and experience are vital too. For example, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons is eminently qualified for these procedures.

Take the Next Step To Enhance Your Side Profile

If you would like to find out more about how facial plastic surgery can be used to improve the look of your face from all sides, contact Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery online or at (480) 214-9955. We’re happy to discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Hobgood’s practice in Scottsdale, AZ, is dedicated to procedures involving the face, head, and neck and offers a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to prospective patients.

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