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. Facial cosmetic surgery has many different options that, when combined, can improve the overall appearance of the face by restoring balance and harmony between the facial features.
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, or how the face looks from the side rather than the front. It usually deals with changing the appearance of the nose and chin, but the neck may also be included in the surgeries. Noses are altered using rhinoplasty, chins are altered with implant augmentations, and necks are altered using a neck lift. In combining all these procedures on one patient, a skilled facial plastic surgeon is able to improve the patient’s profile.
While the profile may deal only with the side, profileplasty can significantly impact 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 decreased, 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.
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.
Dr. Todd Hobgood has been a facial plastic surgeon for over 12 years and is double board-certified with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons. 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.
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 at (480) 214-9955 or by sending an email through the Patient Contact page. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact us today!